Application Process Overview CaRMS Applicants
Residency Training

All applications for residency training at the University of Manitoba is handled through Canadian Resident Matching Service (CaRMS). This include Canadian and US Medical School Graduates as well as  international medical graduates that wish to enter a medical residency.


The CaRMS Match is run in two iterations. To be eligible for participation in the first iteration, you must be a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident who is either a medical student, or a graduate having obtained or in the process of obtaining a medical degree by July 1 of the match year from:

  • A Liaison Committee on Medical Education / Committee on Accreditation on Canadian Medical Schools (LCME/CACMS) accredited school
  • An international medical school listed on the World Directory.

The first iteration of the CaRMS match will be open to both International Medical and Canadian Graduates. US graduates who are Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents are given reciprocity with Canadians.

Remaining positions after the first iteration will be open to both Canadian and internationally-trained medical graduates in the second round, as well as physicians currently training and in practice.

IMG candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a graduate of a medical school listed by the World Directory.
  • Be a permanent resident or citizen of Canada (notarized proof required)
  • A pass mark on the MCCEE exam . To be phased out in 2019
  • Must have a pass standing on the NAC OSCE

Language Proficiency

Language Proficiency
English is the language of study at the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency to CaRMS by the file review opening date.


·     If you graduated from an English medical school in Canada or the US, you are exempt from providing proof of language proficiency.  Candidates who attended medical school in Canada or the United States where the language of instruction or the primary language of patient care was not English, must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements.


·        IMG applicants must fulfill the English Language Proficiency requirements.

 Candidates are exempted from English language proficiency testing under the following circumstances:

         i.          the language of instruction and patient care throughout the entire undergraduate medical education curriculum was in English. A letter of attestation mailed directly from the Dean of the candidate’s medical school confirming that the language of instruction and patient care was conducted completely in English is required.

        ii.          their undergraduate medical education was taken in English in one of the countries that have English as a first and native language (see list below)

All other candidates must have taken the Academic Version of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum score of 7 in each component with an overall band score of no less than 7.  IELTS scores will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken.:

List of countries that have English as a first and native language - Countries: Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America, US Virgin Islands - Caribbean Islands: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Grenadines, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago

Please note the following:

  • Photocopies are acceptable.
  • Language Proficiency Attestations will not be accepted from the candidate or a third party.
  • Language Proficiency results will not be accepted by fax or e-mail.

IMG candidates who match are required to attend mandatory 2 week orientation program in June. 

All trainee are required to attend the MANDATORY PGME ORIENTATION on Wednesday June 26, 2019