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   10946
Chartered real estate broker   2991
Mortgage broker   709
Real estate agency   1099
Mortgage agency   44
Total   15789

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 110 9 119
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 151 11 162
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1116 91 1207
04 - Mauricie 171 7 178
05 - Estrie 302 34 336
06 - Montréal 5646 477 6123
07 - Outaouais 455 33 488
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 65 7 72
09 - Côte-Nord 29 4 33
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 1 6
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 138 21 159
13 - Laval 2320 86 2406
14 - Lanaudière 548 45 593
15 - Laurentides 1164 97 1261
16 - Montérégie 2312 206 2518
17 - Centre-du-Québec 114 14 128
Total 14646 1143 15789



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 155 21 176
CENTURY 21 426 28 454
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 28 1 29
EXIT 3 1 4
GROUPE SUTTON 1418 26 1444
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 123 9 132
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 386 10 396
RE/MAX 3635 170 3805
ROYAL LEPAGE 1620 66 1686
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 6 1 7
VENDIRECT 350 1 351
VIA CAPITALE 924 35 959
Total 9074 369 9443

* 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 663 1 664
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 393 1 394
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 197 1 198
PLANIPRÊT 149 1 150
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 105 1 106
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 103 1 104
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 103 1 104
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 86 1 87
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 83 1 84
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 76 1 77
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 74 1 75
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 67 1 68
AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE KELLER WILLIAMS DYNAMIK 60 1 61
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 52 1 53
KW MOMENTUM 48 1 49
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 48 1 49
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 47 1 48
GROUPE IMMOBILIER AGATE INC. 43 1 44
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 40 1 41
VENDOMAX INC. 38 1 39
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 37 1 38
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 36 1 37
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 36 1 37
CENTOR 30 1 31
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 29 1 30
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 25 1 26
GROUPE MACKAY 24 1 25
SERVICES IMMOBILIERS D'ICI INC. 24 1 25
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 23 1 24
KELLER WILLIAMS DISTINCTION 22 1 23
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 22 1 23
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 21 1 22
Other independent agencies 2397 742 3139
Total 5201 774 5975

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   372
Total 372



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8515 58%
Women 6131 42%
Total 14646 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 110 2 0
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 151 23 0
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1116 97 0
04 - Mauricie 171 11 0
05 - Estrie 302 29 0
06 - Montréal 5646 902 0
07 - Outaouais 455 81 0
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 65 5 0
09 - Côte-Nord 29 2 0
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 1 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 138 48 0
13 - Laval 2320 530 0
14 - Lanaudière 548 64 0
15 - Laurentides 1164 220 0
16 - Montérégie 2312 509 0
17 - Centre-du-Québec 114 34 0