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   11075
Chartered real estate broker   2992
Mortgage broker   741
Real estate agency   1096
Mortgage agency   45
Total   15949

* 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 154 11 165
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1118 91 1209
04 - Mauricie 166 7 173
05 - Estrie 305 34 339
06 - Montréal 5721 476 6197
07 - Outaouais 465 33 498
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 67 7 74
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 2347 88 2435
14 - Lanaudière 553 45 598
15 - Laurentides 1185 96 1281
16 - Montérégie 2328 205 2533
17 - Centre-du-Québec 117 13 130
Total 14808 1141 15949



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 163 21 184
CENTURY 21 424 27 451
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 28 1 29
EXIT 3 1 4
GROUPE SUTTON 1411 26 1437
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 122 8 130
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 393 10 403
RE/MAX 3653 170 3823
ROYAL LEPAGE 1647 65 1712
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 6 1 7
VENDIRECT 355 1 356
VIA CAPITALE 937 35 972
Total 9142 366 9508

* 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 677 1 678
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 390 1 391
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 200 1 201
PLANIPRÊT 155 1 156
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 104 1 105
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 104 1 105
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 103 1 104
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 90 1 91
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 88 1 89
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 80 1 81
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 79 1 80
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 68 1 69
AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE KELLER WILLIAMS DYNAMIK 62 1 63
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 52 1 53
KW MOMENTUM 52 1 53
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 46 1 47
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 45 1 46
GROUPE IMMOBILIER AGATE INC. 43 1 44
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 41 1 42
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 39 1 40
VENDOMAX INC. 39 1 40
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 34 1 35
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 34 1 35
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 30 1 31
CENTOR 29 1 30
GROUPE MACKAY 29 1 30
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 24 1 25
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 23 1 24
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 23 1 24
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 23 1 24
SERVICES IMMOBILIERS D'ICI INC. 23 1 24
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 21 1 22
KELLER WILLIAMS DISTINCTION 20 1 21
Other independent agencies 2420 742 3162
Total 5290 775 6065

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   378
Total 378



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8610 58%
Women 6198 42%
Total 14808 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 154 25 0
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1118 113 0
04 - Mauricie 166 15 0
05 - Estrie 305 35 0
06 - Montréal 5721 1072 0
07 - Outaouais 465 108 0
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 67 10 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 50 0
13 - Laval 2347 578 0
14 - Lanaudière 553 73 0
15 - Laurentides 1185 243 0
16 - Montérégie 2328 573 0
17 - Centre-du-Québec 117 36 0