Useful information

Here is an overview of recent content produced by the OACIQ

20 March 2018

Is it possible to cancel a real estate promise to purchase?

This is a common question asked by consumers who contact the information centre Info OACIQ.

Brokerage forms
19 March 2018

New radio advertising campaign

Are you looking to buy or sell a property? Are you familiar with the Real Estate Brokerage Act?

OACIQ news
05 March 2018

Very low offer price: The obligations of brokers involved

When selling a property, it may happen that a buyer wishes to make a very low offer. Here are the duties of brokers involved in three common sit...

Broker duties
24 January 2018

Did you check your real estate or mortgage broker’s record?

Selling, buying, leasing or financing a property are transactions with major implications. Before entrusting a real estate broker (or mortgage b...

17 January 2018

The OACIQ wants the public carrying out transactions to be even better protected

As a regulator created in 2010 by the Real Estate Brokerage Act, the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec&nb...

11 January 2018

Uninsured mortgages are now also subjected to a rate stress test

As of January 1, 2018, borrowers who finance their residential homes without purchasing a mortgage insurance (as is often the case when the borr...

Your protections


The Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) ensures the protection of members of the public who enlist the services of real estate and mortgage brokerage professionals governed by the Real Estate Brokerage Act.

Our vision

The OACIQ is the authority of real estate and mortgage brokerage in Québec. It protects and assists the public by ensuring sound broker practices.

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You want to buy?

Are you a bit nervous to buy a new home? Get sound advice for every step of your transaction (coordination of visits, promise to purchase, transfer of ownership, etc.) and see how the Real Estate Brokerage Act protects you if you choose to do business with a broker.

Explore the major steps

You want to sell or lease?

Making the most out of your transaction is possible when you are properly equipped! The OACIQ puts a wealth of information at your disposal and protects you if you choose to enlist the services of a broker to represent you in the sale of your home.

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Are you looking for a mortgage?

Navigating through different types of mortgage loans makes you feel dizzy? To make your process easier, discover the OACIQ’s recommendations regarding the calculation of your monthly budget, the estimation of your loan, the choice of your loan term, etc.

Explore the major steps