Please note that the criteria on this page is from the 2024 match. Updated 2025 provincial criteria will be posted on this page in the upcoming months, once it has been reviewed by the province.

All applicants applying to subspecialty matches must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents at the time of application.

CaRMS has partnered with third-party organizations to automate the verification of citizenship/legal status required for entry into residency.  There are two options to prove your citizenship/legal status. The first option is to share a confirmed IVP (Identity Validity Period). The second option is uploading a notarized/certified photocopy of one of the accepted documents below in line with the programs you are interested in applying, by province.

Proof of citizenship must be submitted by the deadline for submission and assignment of applications and documents, unless otherwise indicated below.

LEGEND

document accepted
document not accepted
  Newfoundland and
Labrador
Nova Scotia, New Brunswick
and PEI
Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Canadian Citizenship Card (Both Sides of Card)
Certificate Of Canadian Citizenship
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (Both Sides of Card)
Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
Proof of pending Canadian citizenship/pending permanent residency
Record of Landing, clearly showing the date of landing in Canada
Valid Canadian Visa/Permit authorization
  1. QUEBEC: Visa students and U.S citizens are eligible only if they are already studying in Quebec with a student permit.
  2. ONTARIO:Must be accompanied by a Canadian government-issued photo ID.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI Quebec*** Ontario** Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia*
Canadian Birth Certificate or Act of Birth
Canadian Citizenship Card (Both Sides of Card)
Certificate Of Canadian Citizenship
Confirmation of Permanent Residence in Canada
Canadian Permanent Resident Card (Both Sides of Card)
Passport page showing Canadian Citizenship
Proof of pending Canadian citizenship/pending permanent residency
Record of Landing, clearly showing the date of landing in Canada
Valid Canadian Visa/Permit authorization

*QUEBEC: Visa students and U.S citizens are eligible only if they are already studying in Quebec with a student permit.

** ONTARIO: Must be accompanied by a Canadian government-issued photo ID.

*** BRITISH COLUMBIA: Proof of citizenship must be submitted by the program rank order list deadline

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