Updated June 7, 2022

2023 R-1 Main Residency Match

The 2021 R-1 match timeline is currently under review.

The Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada (AFMC) Resident Matching Committee (ARMC) is developing a new timeline that will see some milestones and deadlines shifted later in the year to accommodate schedule changes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. A revised timeline will be posted once approved.

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting January 4 at 12:00 (noon) ET.

You will notice that there are milestones and deadlines listed in this timeline. Milestones are simply recommended dates designed to help you keep your application on track during each phase of the application process. These milestones are not deadlines.

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January 2023

4 January 2023 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Applicant registration opens

Applicants who do not already have a CaRMS Online account can register for one.

26 January 2023 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

All registered applicants are sent an email with information on how to log into CaRMS Online and start their application.

Applicants who already have a CaRMS Online account can log in using their existing username and password to participate in the match. Anyone who has forgotten their username or password can click on the ‘Forgot your username or password’ option on the CaRMS Online login page.

February 2023

28 February 2023 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Translation requests for references

Applicants who would like their references to be translated using our translation service should make the request through CaRMS Online by today.

Every effort will be made to complete translations submitted by this date prior to the opening of file review, but due to the compressed second iteration timeline, we cannot guarantee translations will be in applicant accounts and ready to assign to programs before file review.

March 2023

22 March 2023 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Access to CaRMS Online for unmatched applicants

Unmatched applicants from the first iteration may log into CaRMS Online and participate in the second iteration.

23 March 2023 at 15:00 ET

Program descriptions approved by PGME offices and available on carms.ca

Program descriptions for all programs participating in the match should be approved and available on carms.ca for applicants to review. Once program descriptions are approved, they are immediately available on carms.ca for applicants to consult.

23 March 2023 at 15:00 ET

Program selection opens

Applicants can start selecting the programs to which they wish to apply and assigning requested documents.

28 March 2023

DEADLINE: Transcripts and MSPRs sent by faculties

Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs) and transcripts should arrive by today to guarantee they will be uploaded into applicant accounts before the opening of file review. Applicants can verify whether documents have been received through the Document Tracking section in CaRMS Online.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to follow university procedures to ensure their medical school transcript and MSPR are sent directly to CaRMS.

April 2023

2 April 2023

DEADLINE: Reference submission

Referees must submit references through the CaRMS Online referee portal by this date to give applicants enough time to assign reference materials to programs before the opening of file review.

If applicants would like their references to be translated by the CaRMS-facilitated translation service, they must be submitted before the translation request deadline.

3 April 2023 at 12:00 (noon) ET

DEADLINE: Submission and assignment of applications and documents

Applications and all required documents must be submitted and assigned to programs by 12:00 (noon) ET today to be considered on time.

Any applications and documents submitted or assigned after 12:00 (noon) ET today will be time-stamped as late.

3 April 2023 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

11 April 2023 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Ranking period begins

Applicants and programs may begin creating their rank order lists in CaRMS Online.

19 April 2023 at 15:00 ET

DEADLINE: Applicant rank order list

Applicants must submit their rank order list through CaRMS Online by 15:00 ET. This deadline is firm – no rank order lists can be submitted after this time.

27 April 2023 at 12:00 (noon) ET


Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

May 2023

18 May 2023 at 15:00 ET

CaRMS Online access closes

This is the last day to access information in your CaRMS Online account for this match. You will no longer have access to the information in your application after this date.

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* Please refer back to this timetable regularly, as dates are subject to change.

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