Statistics

The OACIQ oversees the issuance of real estate and mortgage brokerage licences in Québec.

The statistics displayed here are updated as changes occur (addition and withdrawal of licences). So they always match the number of active licences when you check them out.

Breakdown of licence holders* by licence type

Real estate broker   11268
Chartered real estate broker   2998
Mortgage broker   755
Real estate agency   1099
Mortgage agency   45
Total   16165

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 111 9 120
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 157 11 168
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1128 91 1219
04 - Mauricie 170 7 177
05 - Estrie 310 34 344
06 - Montréal 5785 474 6259
07 - Outaouais 459 33 492
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 69 7 76
09 - Côte-Nord 27 4 31
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 1 6
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 144 22 166
13 - Laval 2368 92 2460
14 - Lanaudière 567 45 612
15 - Laurentides 1206 96 1302
16 - Montérégie 2397 205 2602
17 - Centre-du-Québec 118 13 131
Total 15021 1144 16165



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 167 21 188
CENTURY 21 361 25 386
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 27 1 28
EXIT 3 1 4
GROUPE SUTTON 1391 26 1417
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 118 8 126
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 386 10 396
RE/MAX 3694 167 3861
ROYAL LEPAGE 1781 65 1846
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 5 1 6
VENDIRECT 373 1 374
VIA CAPITALE 958 35 993
Total 9264 361 9625

* The franchisor is the company that gives one or more franchised chartered real estate broker the right to use and operate its brand name and system, in accordance with the terms and conditions of a franchise agreement.


Agencies acting independently

  Brokers Agencies Total
PROPRIO DIRECT 690 1 691
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 390 1 391
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 200 1 201
PLANIPRÊT 159 1 160
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 108 1 109
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 108 1 109
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 107 1 108
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 90 1 91
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 90 1 91
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 89 1 90
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 87 1 88
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 70 1 71
KW MOMENTUM 55 1 56
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 51 1 52
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 51 1 52
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 44 1 45
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 44 1 45
BLVD IMMOBILIER 43 1 44
AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE KELLER WILLIAMS DYNAMIK 42 1 43
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 42 1 43
VENDOMAX INC. 41 1 42
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 36 1 37
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 34 1 35
CENTOR 31 1 32
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 31 1 32
GROUPE MACKAY 31 1 32
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 26 1 27
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 24 1 25
SERVICES IMMOBILIERS D'ICI INC. 24 1 25
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 23 1 24
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 21 1 22
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 21 1 22
Other independent agencies 2466 751 3217
Total 5369 783 6152

* With 20 real estate brokers and more in their employ.




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   391
Total 391



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8703 58%
Women 6318 42%
Total 15021 100%




Mandatory Continuing Education Program (MCEP)

To update and develop their skills to better protect the public, real estate and mortgage brokers and agency executive officers must, since 2015, complete a Mandatory Continuing Education Program or their licence will be suspended. For each two-year cycle, a number of continuing education units (CEUs) to be accumulated is defined.

The current cycle extends from May 1, 2017 to April 30, 2019. During this cycle, agency executive officers must obtain 24 CEUs and real estate and mortgage brokers must obtain 18 CEUs.

  Number of brokers Number of brokers who started the MCEP Number of brokers who finished the MCEP
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 111 9 0
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 157 54 0
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1128 269 0
04 - Mauricie 170 38 0
05 - Estrie 310 86 0
06 - Montréal 5785 1609 0
07 - Outaouais 459 238 0
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 69 20 0
09 - Côte-Nord 27 2 0
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 2 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 144 56 0
13 - Laval 2368 793 0
14 - Lanaudière 567 173 0
15 - Laurentides 1206 381 0
16 - Montérégie 2397 847 0
17 - Centre-du-Québec 118 65 0