Timeline

Last updated: August 18, 2020 – 12:50 p.m. PDT

Dates Milestone/Deadline
Jan. 20 – Feb. 9, 2020 MCC Qualifying Exam 1 – Proposed Session Dates
First Sitting of MCCQE1 in 2020
Please refer to mcc.ca for details.
March 7, 2020 NAC Examination – Spring Session
First sitting of NAC in 2020
Please refer to the NAC website for details.
April 15 – May 15, 2020 MCC Qualifying Exam 1 – Proposed Session Dates
2nd Sitting of MCCQE1 in 2020
Please refer to mcc.ca for details
April 1, 2020 CAP Online Application Opens
The online application portal opens automatically at 12:00 a.m. PST
Aug. 31, 2020
at 11:59 p.m. PT
Deadline for PhysiciansApply Document Sharing
All relevant documents must be shared and verified through via physiciansapply.ca by deadline. Supporting documents received after August 31, 11:59 pm PT will be time-stamped as late and will not be accepted. Please refer to the Application Process page for details.
Aug. 31, 2020
at 11:59 p.m. PT
CAP Online Application Closes
The online application portal closes automatically at 11:59 p.m. PT
Sept. 2020 – Jan. 3, 2021 Application Review Period
Applicants will be notified via email on their application status shortly after submission. “Accepted” applications are then further considered for a CAP position. Incomplete and ineligible applications will appear as “Declined.” Applications awaiting MCC examination scores will remain as “In Progress.”
Sept. 12 & 13, 2020 NAC Examination – Fall Session (Last sitting)
Last sitting of NAC in 2020 accepted by CAP
Please refer to the NAC website for details.
Oct. 26 – Nov. 8, 2020 MCC Qualifying Exam Part I – November 8 (Last sitting)
Last sitting of MCCQE1 in 2020 accepted by CAP
Please refer to mcc.ca for details.
Nov. 2 2020 CaRMS 2021 R-1 Match Applications Opens
Please refer to carms.ca for details.
Late Dec. 2020 QE1 Last Sitting Results Release
Oct-Nov MCCQE1 results release anticipated for late Dec 2020. Applicants are required to share exam results via PhysicansApply once available.
Jan. 6 – 10, 2021* CAP Candidate Position Offers
CAP position offers to be sent out via email to applicants. Applicants are given 48 hours to respond to accept/decline the offer.
*Dates are dependent on the timing of QE1 results release and may be subject to change
Jan. 16, 2021 Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Successful candidates attend the 2020 CAP Virtual MMI. Details are provided upon position acceptance.
Feb. 2, 2021 CAP results sent to CaRMS
CAP letters are uploaded to CaRMS from CAP. Letter are sent to candidates shortly after CaRMS submission deadline.
Feb. 8, 2021
at 12:00 p.m.(noon) ET
CaRMS Application Due Date
Please refer to carms.ca for details. CAP does not participate in the CaRMS file review, interviewing, or any post-submission processes.
Summer 2021 IMG Resident Orientation
Matched IMG Residents will participate in a mandatory orientation prior to the start of R-1 residency.

Please note that dates provided by the Medical Council of Canada (MCC) and the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) are not guaranteed by CAP and may be subject to change.