COVID-19 update

The release of results for the October 2019 cycle (2019-2) is delayed until June, 2020. Start dates for renewals and new nominations will be backdated to April 1, 2020, where applicable.  

The CRCP is temporarily reverting back to a two-cycle model. The nomination deadline for the April intake has been postponed to June  8, 2020, and results will be available in December, 2020. The September and December intake cycles will be combined and will have a deadline of November 9, 2020, with results available in April, 2021.

The program continues to accept off-cycle nominations for foreign nominees, as well as nominations that will assist institutions in meeting their equity targets.

The deadline for Chairholder Annual Reports and Institutional Reports has been postponed to September 30, 2020.


Date published: March 20, 2020


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