Reference documents are an essential part of an application, so the applicants who’ve asked you to provide one are counting on you to submit it on time so it can be processed into their account before it’s time for programs to review references.

Submit references electronically through your CaRMS Online referee account.

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.

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October 2021

4 October 2021 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

Applicants may begin the application process, including sending reference requests through CaRMS Online.

January 2022

5 January 2022 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Translation requests for references

Applicants who would like their references to be translated through the CaRMS-facilitated translation service must make the request through CaRMS Online by today to allow sufficient time for translation before file review begins. References must be available in the applicant’s CaRMS Online account in order for us to process the translation.

All requests for the translation of references submitted before the deadline are guaranteed to be completed and uploaded into the applicant’s CaRMS Online account before the opening of file review.

We will continue to process translations that are requested after this date, but, due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee they will be available in applicant accounts before file review begins.

30 January 2022

DEADLINE: Reference submission

References must be submitted by this date to give applicants enough time to assign them to programs before the opening of file review.

If applicants would like these documents to be translated by the CaRMS-facilitated translation service, they must be submitted before the translation request deadline of January 5, 2022 by 15:00 ET.

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