Residency Matching Service
Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS)
The process of applying to postgraduate training programs in Canada is managed by the Canadian Residency Matching Service (CaRMS). The main residency match (R-1) encompasses all Canadian medical schools and is offered in two iterations each year. The first iteration includes all graduating students and prior year graduates from Canada and the US who meet the basic eligibility criteria and have no prior postgraduate training in Canada or the US. The second iteration includes positions and applicants not matched in the first iteration, as well as applicants with previous Canadian or US postgraduate training and other applicants who did not participate in the first iteration.
The eligibility criteria and other important information regarding the R-1 CaRMS match is available on the CaRMS website. Students should carefully review the information provided on the CaRMS website. For further advice and information regarding the CaRMS match, student should refer to the MedCAREERS program offered by the Office of Learner Well-Being and Success.
The UGME office provides academic information to CaRMS via transcripts and the Medical Student Performance Record (MSPR).
American Residency Matching Service
Students interested in applying to a residency position in the US should review the information provided by CaRMS regarding the application process at https://www.carms.ca/en/residency/eras/. For further advice and information regarding the American Residency match, students should refer to the MedCAREERS program offered by the Student Affairs Office.