Training and career in real estate
To access the real estate or mortgage broker’s exciting career, what training should be taken? Discover the requirements to practice real estate and mortgage brokerage and learn more about recognized mandatory basic training programs. By checking this section, you will also know what tools are available to you to practice the profession according to generally accepted practices.
Mandatory basic training: Important information for candidates wishing to become real estate or mortgage brokers
(Updated on September 6, 2013)
In an effort to enhance brokers’ skills and address the concerns of real estate professionals, any candidate wishing to take the OACIQ certification exam since September 1, 2013 must have previously taken and passed a basic training program recognized by the OACIQ.
The OACIQ provides the public and licence holders with the name of various educational institutions offering training programs in real estate brokerage.
(Updated on September 10, 2013)
The OACIQ certification examinations simulate a real estate transaction and are designed to validate a candidate’s ability to use the various resources at his disposal and to apply and adapt them to different professional contexts.
Are you an agency executive officer or a real estate or mortgage broker in another province and now wish to practice in Québec? Here is how:
December 2010 • By opening the door to computer technologies (digitization), the new Real Estate Brokerage Act has introduced new challenges when it comes to the keeping of registers and records, making it necessary last May for the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) to develop and issue a Normative framework for the preservation, archiving and maintenance of records and registers. Since then, several agency executive officers or brokers have raised the following question: can paper registers and records be destroyed once the documents have been digitized?
The answer is yes, as long as agencies or brokers acting on their own account follow the terms and obligations to which they are bound under various legislative instruments.
The Act to establish a legal framework for information technology states that documents required by law to be retained (such as records and registers) may be destroyed as long as they have been transferred in accordance with the requirements of the Act and the destruction is done following certain conditions.
L'Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec (ACAIQ) a produit ce dépliant dans le but de faire connaître les mécanismes de protection du consommateur dans le domaine du courtage immobilier au Québec.
All real estate and mortgage agencies and brokers practicing in Québec must hold a licence issued by the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ). The OACIQ’s mission is to protect the public by enforcing rules of professional conduct and by inspecting the affairs of brokers and agencies.
November 2010 • The OACIQ is using various vehicles to explain the state of things to brokers and the public concerning the agreement reached between the Canadian Real Estate Association and the Commissioner of Competition.
Click on the link below to read everything that has been published by the OACIQ on this topic as well as the content of media interviews (French only) given by OACIQ President and CEO Robert Nadeau.
Under this Agreement, the CREA must allow Sellers to retain the services of a broker for the Mere Posting of a property on the MLS System, without the Sellers also having to use all of the other services offered by the broker.
November 2010 • As previously announced, with the coming into force of the new Real Estate Brokerage Act on May 1, 2010 and the development of the OACIQ’s corporate image, we have revamped some of the publications aimed specifically at you. Thus the ACAIQ InfoLetter has given way to pro@ctive , the newsletter which you have been receiving since the implementation of the new Act.
If you work for an agency, we have good news for you.
Québec’s Finance Minister Raymond Bachand has just tabled a bill in the National Assembly to amend the Real Estate Brokerage Act in order to achieve the objective pursued by the regulations, which is to allow you to set up a business corporation for tax purposes.
We remind you that in May, government authorities indicated to the OACIQ that an amendment to the new Act and the regulations thereunder would be needed to achieve this objective. At the time the government asked the OACIQ to examine potential avenues that could lead to proposed amendments to this effect. The OACIQ quickly sent its proposal and followed the issue closely.
Working knowledge of French in accordance with section 35 of the Charter of the French Language is required
This is a reminder that in accordance with new OACIQ regulations, anyone applying for issuance of a licence must meet one of the following conditions regarding the knowledge of French.
Brokers who are also lawyers or notaries can have this training recognized by their professional orders
We are pleased to inform you that holders of a real estate broker’s licence who are also members of the Barreau du Québec or the Chambre des notaires du Québec will be able to have the mandatory continuing education activity on the new Real Estate Brokerage Act recognized as part of these organizations’ training hour requirements.