Future matches – R-1 Main Residency Match

Future match timelines are provided to support match planning activities. These timelines are approved by the AFMC Resident Matching Committee (ARMC) and may be subject to change.

2025 R-1 Main Residency Match

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting July 10, 2024 at 12:00 (noon) ET.

11 September 2024 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

Applicants may begin the application process.

Current year Canadian medical graduates (CMGs), are sent an email with information on how to log into CaRMS Online and start their application.

Applicants who participated in a previous match can log into their CaRMS Online account 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.

Applicants who are not current year Canadian medical graduates (CMGs) and do not already have a CaRMS Online account, will need to register for the match.

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.

 

8 October 2024 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.

 

11 October 2024 at 12:00 ET

DEADLINE: Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs) sent by Canadian faculties (for translation)

Faculties must send their students MSPR’s to CaRMS by this date so that applicants can request for the translation in their CaRMS Online account prior to the applicant translation request deadline for MSPR’s of October 20th.

Applicants can verify whether documents have been received through the Document Tracking section in CaRMS Online.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their faculty is aware that their MSPR must be sent on October 15th as opposed to the November 15 deadline to facilitate the MSPR translation process.

We will continue to upload documents that arrive after this date, but, due to the high volume of documents received, we cannot guarantee they will be available in applicant accounts before the translation requests deadline for MSPRs.

 

17 October 2024 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program selection opens

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

17 October 2024 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Translation requests for Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs)

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

All requests for the translation of MSPRs 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 time, but, due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee they will be available in applicant accounts before file review begins.

 

18 October 2024 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Proof of citizenship/legal status through the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for Canadian Medical Graduates and U.S Allopathic Medical Graduates

There are two options to prove your citizenship/legal status. If you choose the option of verifying your citizenship/legal status through the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) you must first register for a physiciansapply.ca account, apply for your MCCQE Part I examination, and send the required documents to the MCC no later than this date. This will ensure that your citizenship/legal status will be verified by the application deadline of 29 November 2024 at 12:00 (noon) ET.

 

15 November 2024

DEADLINE: Transcripts and MSPRs sent by faculties

Medical School Performance Records (MSPR) 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.

We will continue to upload documents that arrive after this date, but, due to the high volume of documents received, we cannot guarantee they will be available in applicant accounts before file review begins.

 

28 November 2024

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.

 

29 November 2024 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.

Some programs will not review late applications or documents. Consult program descriptions to ensure programs will review your application if it is submitted after file review has begun.

 

29 November 2024 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

Programs may now start updating applicants’ interview offer status.

 

14 January 2025

DEADLINE: Interview offer status updates in CaRMS Online (prior to sending interview invitations)

Programs are to complete all initial interview offer status updates in CaRMS Online by end of day. Official interview invitations must be distributed to applicants within five days of the interview status update in CaRMS Online.

 

18 January to 9 February 2025

National interview period

Interviews for current-year Canadian medical school graduates from out-of-town universities are conducted during this period. Interviews for international medical graduates and applicants at their own schools are coordinated separately with no specific national interview period.

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants directly.

 

23 January 2025 at 12:00 ET

Ranking period begins

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

 

20 February 2025 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.

 

3 March 2025 at 12:00 ET

Pre-match day

Postgraduate offices will receive summary reports. Canadian undergraduate offices will receive their faculty’s summary reports as well as a list of their faculty’s unmatched applicants who provided consent for their information to be released.

 

4 March 2025 at 12:00 ET

MATCH DAY

Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

 

14 May 2025 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.

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting December 4, 2024 at 12:00 (noon)

7 January 2025 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

Applicants may begin the application process.

Applicants who participated in a previous match can log into their CaRMS Online account 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.

 

4 March 2025 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.

 

6 March 2025 at 12:00 (noon) 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.

Program selection opens

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

7 March 2025

DEADLINE: Translation requests for Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs) and reference documents

Applicants who would like for their MSPR‘s or reference document(s) 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.

 

10 March 2025

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.

 

17 March 2025

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.

 

18 March 2025 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.

 

18 March 2025 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

 

25 March 2025 at 12:00 ET

Ranking period begins

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

 

8 April 2025 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.

 

17 April 2025 at 12:00 ET

MATCH DAY

Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

 

14 May 2025 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.

22 April 2025 at 12:00 ET

Post-match process opens for applicants

Participating programs are listed in the program description directory.

Applicants can log into CaRMS Online and submit their application, along with required documents, to programs that are still accepting applications.

Once an application is submitted, it is immediately available to programs for review. All arrangements (interviews, offers, etc.) are coordinated between the postgraduate office, the program and the applicant; CaRMS is not involved beyond application submission.

 

14 May 2025 at 15:00 ET

Post-match process closes

The post-match process closes.

Applicants are no longer able to apply to programs and programs are no longer able to view applications.

The post-match process may close early if all programs are withdrawn prior to the closing date.

2026 R-1 Main Residency Match

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting July 9, 2025 at 12:00 (noon) ET.

10 September 2025 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

Applicants may begin the application process.

Current year Canadian medical graduates (CMGs), are sent an email with information on how to log into CaRMS Online and start their application.

Applicants who participated in a previous match can log into their CaRMS Online account 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.

Applicants who are not current year Canadian medical graduates (CMGs) and do not already have a CaRMS Online account, will need to register for the match.

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.

 

6 October 2025 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.

 

10 October 2025 at 12:00 ET

DEADLINE: Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs) sent by Canadian faculties (for translation)

Faculties must send their students MSPR’s to CaRMS by this date so that applicants can request for the translation in their CaRMS Online account prior to the applicant translation request deadline for MSPR’s of October 15.

Applicants can verify whether documents have been received through the Document Tracking section in CaRMS Online.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their faculty is aware that their MSPR must be sent on October 10 as opposed to the November 14 deadline to facilitate the MSPR translation process.

We will continue to upload documents that arrive after this date, but, due to the high volume of documents received, we cannot guarantee they will be available in applicant accounts before the translation requests deadline for MSPRs.

 

15 October 2025 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Translation requests for Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs)

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

All requests for the translation of MSPRs 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 time, but, due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee they will be available in applicant accounts before file review begins.

 

16 October 2025 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program selection opens

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

 

17 October 2025 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Proof of citizenship/legal status through the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for Canadian Medical Graduates and U.S Allopathic Medical Graduates

There are two options to prove your citizenship/legal status. If you choose the option of verifying your citizenship/legal status through the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) you must first register for a physiciansapply.ca account, apply for your MCCQE Part I examination, and send the required documents to the MCC no later than this date. This will ensure that your citizenship/legal status will be verified by the application deadline of November 27 at 12:00 (noon) ET.

 

14 November 2025

DEADLINE: Transcripts and MSPRs sent by faculties

Medical School Performance Records (MSPR) 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.

We will continue to upload documents that arrive after this date, but, due to the high volume of documents received, we cannot guarantee they will be available in applicant accounts before file review begins.

 

26 November 2025 at 21:00 ET

DEADLINE: Reference submission

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

Referees can submit references after this date and time; however, this may impact the time available for applicants to submit complete applications to programs prior to 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.

 

27 November 2025 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.

Some programs will not review late applications or documents. Consult program descriptions to ensure programs will review your application if it is submitted after file review has begun.

 

27 November 2025 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

Programs may now start updating applicants’ interview offer status.

 

13 January 2026

DEADLINE: Interview offer status updates in CaRMS Online (prior to sending interview invitations)

Programs are to complete all initial interview offer status updates in CaRMS Online by end of day. Official interview invitations must be distributed to applicants within five days of the interview status update in CaRMS Online.

 

17 January to 8 February 2026

National interview period

Interviews for current-year Canadian medical school graduates from out-of-town universities are conducted during this period. Interviews for international medical graduates and applicants at their own schools are coordinated separately with no specific national interview period.

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants directly.

 

22 January 2026 at 12:00 ET

Ranking period begins

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

 

19 February 2026 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.

 

2 March 2026 at 12:00 ET

Pre-match day

Postgraduate offices will receive summary reports. Canadian undergraduate offices will receive their faculty’s summary reports as well as a list of their faculty’s unmatched applicants who provided consent for their information to be released.

 

3 March 2026 at 12:00 ET

MATCH DAY

Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

 

13 May 2026 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.

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting December 3, 2025 at 12:00 (noon)

6 January 2026 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

Applicants may begin the application process.

Applicants who participated in a previous match can log into their CaRMS Online account 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.

 

20 February 2026 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Translation requests for Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs) and reference documents

Applicants who would like for their MSPR‘s or reference document(s) 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.

 

3 March 2026 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.

 

5 March 2026 at 12:00 (noon) 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.

Program selection opens

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

 

9 March 2026

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.

 

16 March 2026 at 21:00 ET

DEADLINE: Reference submission

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

Referees can submit references after this date and time; however, this may impact the time available for applicants to submit complete applications to programs prior to 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.

 

17 March 2026 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.

 

17 March 2026 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

 

24 March 2026 at 12:00 ET

Ranking period begins

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

 

9 April 2026 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.

 

21 April 2026 at 12:00 ET

MATCH DAY

Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

 

13 May 2026 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.

22 April 2026 at 12:00 ET

Post-match process opens for applicants

Participating programs are listed in the program description directory.

Applicants can log into CaRMS Online and submit their application, along with required documents, to programs that are still accepting applications.

Once an application is submitted, it is immediately available to programs for review. All arrangements (interviews, offers, etc.) are coordinated between the postgraduate office, the program and the applicant; CaRMS is not involved beyond application submission.

 

13 May 2026 at 15:00 ET

Post-match process closes

The post-match process closes.

Applicants are no longer able to apply to programs and programs are no longer able to view applications.

The post-match process may close early if all programs are withdrawn prior to the closing date.

2027 R-1 Main Residency Match

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting July 8, 2026 at 12:00 (noon) ET.

9 September 2026 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

Applicants may begin the application process.

Current year Canadian medical graduates (CMGs), are sent an email with information on how to log into CaRMS Online and start their application.

Applicants who participated in a previous match can log into their CaRMS Online account 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.

Applicants who are not current year Canadian medical graduates (CMGs) and do not already have a CaRMS Online account, will need to register for the match.

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.

 

5 October 2026 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.

 

9 October 2026 at 12:00 ET

DEADLINE: Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs) sent by Canadian faculties (for translation)

Faculties must send their students MSPR’s to CaRMS by this date so that applicants can request for the translation in their CaRMS Online account prior to the applicant translation request deadline for MSPR’s of October 14.

Applicants can verify whether documents have been received through the Document Tracking section in CaRMS Online.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure their faculty is aware that their MSPR must be sent on October 9 as opposed to the November 13 deadline to facilitate the MSPR translation process.

We will continue to upload documents that arrive after this date, but, due to the high volume of documents received, we cannot guarantee they will be available in applicant accounts before the translation requests deadline for MSPRs.

 

14 October 2026 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Translation requests for Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs)

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

All requests for the translation of MSPRs 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 time, but, due to the high volume of requests, we cannot guarantee they will be available in applicant accounts before file review begins.

 

15 October 2026 at 12:00 (noon) ET

Program selection opens

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

 

16 October 2026 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Proof of citizenship/legal status through the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) for Canadian Medical Graduates and U.S Allopathic Medical Graduates

There are two options to prove your citizenship/legal status. If you choose the option of verifying your citizenship/legal status through the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) you must first register for a physiciansapply.ca account, apply for your MCCQE Part I examination, and send the required documents to the MCC no later than this date. This will ensure that your citizenship/legal status will be verified by the application deadline of November 26 at 12:00 (noon) ET.

 

13 November 2026

DEADLINE: Transcripts and MSPRs sent by faculties

Medical School Performance Records (MSPR) 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.

We will continue to upload documents that arrive after this date, but, due to the high volume of documents received, we cannot guarantee they will be available in applicant accounts before file review begins.

 

25 November 2026 at 21:00 ET

DEADLINE: Reference submission

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

Referees can submit references after this date and time; however, this may impact the time available for applicants to submit complete applications to programs prior to 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.

 

26 November 2026 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.

Some programs will not review late applications or documents. Consult program descriptions to ensure programs will review your application if it is submitted after file review has begun.

 

26 November 2026 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

Programs may now start updating applicants’ interview offer status.

 

12 January 2027

DEADLINE: Interview offer status updates in CaRMS Online (prior to sending interview invitations)

Programs are to complete all initial interview offer status updates in CaRMS Online by end of day. Official interview invitations must be distributed to applicants within five days of the interview status update in CaRMS Online.

 

16 January to 7 February 2027

National interview period

Interviews for current-year Canadian medical school graduates from out-of-town universities are conducted during this period. Interviews for international medical graduates and applicants at their own schools are coordinated separately with no specific national interview period.

Programs are responsible for scheduling interviews with applicants directly.

 

21 January 2027 at 12:00 ET

Ranking period begins

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

 

18 February 2027 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.

 

1 March 2027 at 12:00 ET

Pre-match day

Postgraduate offices will receive summary reports. Canadian undergraduate offices will receive their faculty’s summary reports as well as a list of their faculty’s unmatched applicants who provided consent for their information to be released.

 

2 March 2027 at 12:00 ET

MATCH DAY

Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

 

12 May 2027 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.

If you have not previously participated in a CaRMS match, you can register here starting December 2, 2026 at 12:00 (noon)

5 January 2027 at 12:00 (noon) ET

CaRMS Online opens for applicants

Applicants may begin the application process.

Applicants who participated in a previous match can log into their CaRMS Online account 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.

 

19 February 2027 at 17:00 ET

DEADLINE: Translation requests for Medical School Performance Records (MSPRs) and reference documents

Applicants who would like for their MSPR‘s or reference document(s) 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.

 

2 March 2027 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.

 

4 March 2027 at 12:00 (noon) 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.

Program selection opens

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

 

8 March 2027

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.

 

15 March 2027 at 21:00 ET

DEADLINE: Reference submission

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

Referees can submit references after this date and time; however, this may impact the time available for applicants to submit complete applications to programs prior to 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.

 

16 March 2027 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.

 

16 March 2027 at 12:05 ET

File review begins

Programs now have access to all submitted applications and documents.

 

23 March 2027 at 12:00 ET

Ranking period begins

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

 

8 April 2027 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.

 

20 April 2027 at 12:00 ET

MATCH DAY

Match results are available through CaRMS Online.

 

12 May 2027 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.

21 April 2027 at 12:00 ET

Post-match process opens for applicants

Participating programs are listed in the program description directory.

Applicants can log into CaRMS Online and submit their application, along with required documents, to programs that are still accepting applications.

Once an application is submitted, it is immediately available to programs for review. All arrangements (interviews, offers, etc.) are coordinated between the postgraduate office, the program and the applicant; CaRMS is not involved beyond application submission.

 

12 May 2027 at 15:00 ET

Post-match process closes

The post-match process closes.

Applicants are no longer able to apply to programs and programs are no longer able to view applications.

The post-match process may close early if all programs are withdrawn prior to the closing date.

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