Timeline

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
May 29, 2020 CAP Online Application Closes
The online application portal closes automatically at 11:59 p.m. PST
May 29, 2020 Deadline for PhysiciansApply Document Sharing
All relevant documents must be shared and verified through via physiciansapply.ca by deadline. Late documents are not accepted, with the exception of pending examination results. Please refer to the Application Process page for details.
July 26, 2020 MCC Qualifying Exam Part I – July 26 (Last sitting)
Last sitting of MCCQE1 in 2020 accepted by CAP
Please refer to mcc.ca for details.
April – Oct. 2020 Application Status Notification
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.”
Fall 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 – 28, 2020* 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 NAC Results release and may be subject to change
Nov. 7 – 8, 2020 Multiple Mini Interview (MMI)
Successful candidates are assigned to take the MMI on either Saturday or Sunday.
Nov. 16, 2020 CAP results sent to CaRMS
CAP letters are sent directly to CaRMS from CAP. Letter are sent to candidates shortly after CaRMS submission deadline.
Nov. 20, 2020 CaRMS Submission Deadline
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 Medical Council of Canada (MCC) and the Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS) are not guaranteed by CAP and may be subjected to change.