Statistics

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

The statistics displayed here are updated as changes occur (Licence issuance, suspension or revocation). So they always match the number of active licence holders when you check them out.

Breakdown of licence holders* by licence type

Real estate broker   11623
Chartered real estate broker   2888
Mortgage broker   784
Real estate agency   1046
Mortgage agency   45
Total   16386

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 106 10 116
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 165 11 176
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1108 85 1193
04 - Mauricie 171 9 180
05 - Estrie 287 30 317
06 - Montréal 6066 460 6526
07 - Outaouais 475 32 507
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 73 7 80
09 - Côte-Nord 20 4 24
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 1 6
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 152 21 173
13 - Laval 2367 90 2457
14 - Lanaudière 564 43 607
15 - Laurentides 1231 86 1317
16 - Montérégie 2385 190 2575
17 - Centre-du-Québec 120 12 132
Total 15295 1091 16386



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 156 23 179
CENTURY 21 329 26 355
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 32 1 33
EXIT 3 1 4
GROUPE SUTTON 1388 24 1412
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 137 9 146
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 403 6 409
RE/MAX 3874 155 4029
ROYAL LEPAGE 1932 62 1994
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 5 1 6
VENDIRECT 384 1 385
VIA CAPITALE 1004 34 1038
Total 9647 343 9990

* 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 700 1 701
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 376 1 377
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 203 1 204
PLANIPRÊT 166 1 167
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 109 1 110
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 108 1 109
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 105 1 106
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 103 1 104
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 100 1 101
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 96 1 97
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 74 1 75
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 69 1 70
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 66 1 67
KW MOMENTUM 56 1 57
BLVD IMMOBILIER 56 1 57
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 56 1 57
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 51 1 52
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 43 1 44
GROUPE MACKAY 42 1 43
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 41 1 42
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 37 1 38
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 36 1 37
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 32 1 33
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 28 1 29
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 27 1 28
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 26 1 27
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 25 1 26
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 24 1 25
NAI TERRAMONT COMMERCIAL 21 1 22
MON 1ER SERVICES IMMOBILIERS INC. 21 1 22
LES IMMEUBLES MONT-TREMBLANT / MONT-TREMBLANT REAL ESTATE 20 1 21
GROUPE IMMOBEX INC. 20 1 21
Other independent agencies 2329 711 3040
Total 5266 743 6009

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   385
Total 385



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8799 58%
Women 6496 42%
Total 15295 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 106 85 11
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 165 136 15
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1108 779 55
04 - Mauricie 171 157 9
05 - Estrie 287 245 21
06 - Montréal 6066 3927 313
07 - Outaouais 475 403 70
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 73 70 7
09 - Côte-Nord 20 6 0
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 2 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 152 125 15
13 - Laval 2367 1655 140
14 - Lanaudière 564 444 29
15 - Laurentides 1231 984 72
16 - Montérégie 2385 1811 144
17 - Centre-du-Québec 120 107 5