The Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) administers the electronic process that matches medical students and residents with residency programs throughout the country.
The R-1 Main Residency Match (R-1 match) for entry level postgraduate positions is CaRMS’ largest match. It encompasses all 17 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. It is also open to graduates from international medical schools (IMGs) who meet the basic criteria and have no prior postgraduate training in Canada or the US.
As a student or graduate of a medical school outside of Canada and the US, or as a graduate of an osteopathic school of medicine in the US, visit the CaRMS website to find out if you are eligible to participate in the match.