CaRMS drafts the timelines and provides them to the Associated of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s (AFMC) Resident Matching Committee (ARMC) for external consultation and approval. The ARMC has until April 1st to approve the match timelines, meaning you can expect to see the timelines posted on carms.ca by mid-April.
Annual match timelines follow a pre-determined template, meaning they are similar year after year, as a certain amount of days must be allotted to each phases of the match (e.g. application period, file review period, etc.). This also includes small adjustments to accommodate holidays.
If you have questions related to the ARMC’s consultation and approval process, please contact the AFMC.