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 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 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
  • Must have a pass standing on the NAC OSCE

Language Proficiency

English is the language of study at the College of Medicine, University of Manitoba. All applicants whose first language is not English must submit proof of English language proficiency through one of the following English language tests:

1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL):
TOEFL iBT ®, with a total score of 96 and a score of 24 on each of the four sections. TOEFL iBT ® score will be considered valid for 2 years from the date taken; or,
2. Academic Version of International English Language Testing System (IELTS):
Academic 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

Results must be submitted to CaRMS by the File Review Date.  Notarized/certified documents must be submitted; photocopies are acceptable.
Please note the following:
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 4-week orientation program in June; remuneration shall be provided, and ACLS certification course if resident program requires it.

All trainee are required to attend the MANDATORY PGME ORIENTATION on Wednesday June 27, 2018.