Pain Medicine Application Information

The application process is administered through the CaRMS [Canadian Residency Match Service] Medicine Subspecialty Match (MSM). The application can be accessed on the Carms website available at:

The following timelines are applicable for the upcoming match for the Pain Medicine residency positions starting on July 1, 2021. All interviews will be conducted virtually.

  • July 15, 2020   - Applications OPEN on CaRMS website
  • Aug 11, 2020   - CaRMS application DEADLINE
  • Sept 8 - 5 October 2020 - National interview period
    • University of Ottawa: 
    • University of Toronto: Oct 1, 2020
    • Western University: 
    • McMaster University: 
    • University of British Columbia: 
    • University of Calgary: 
  • October 14, 2020  - Ranklist submission deadline
  • November 4, 2020   - March day results available


NOTE: If you have also applied to the U.S match through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), please be advised that the University of Toronto is a participating institution and adheres to the match policy. The policy states that "Applicants who have matched to a program or have accepted a position during the Supplemental Offer and Acceptance Program (SOAP), shall not apply for, discuss, interview for, or accept a concurrent year position in another program prior to the NRMP granting the requested waiver." More information is accessible at