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   11660
Chartered real estate broker   2710
Mortgage broker   836
Real estate agency   984
Mortgage agency   46
Total   16236

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 105 9 114
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 162 10 172
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1074 80 1154
04 - Mauricie 187 9 196
05 - Estrie 271 32 303
06 - Montréal 6110 440 6550
07 - Outaouais 530 28 558
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 75 8 83
09 - Côte-Nord 19 3 22
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 4 1 5
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 147 20 167
13 - Laval 2239 88 2327
14 - Lanaudière 537 37 574
15 - Laurentides 1224 78 1302
16 - Montérégie 2404 177 2581
17 - Centre-du-Québec 118 10 128
Total 15206 1030 16236



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 119 20 139
CENTURY 21 311 23 334
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 30 1 31
GROUPE SUTTON 1372 24 1396
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 140 9 149
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 403 4 407
RE/MAX 3948 145 4093
ROYAL LEPAGE 2014 61 2075
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 3 1 4
VENDIRECT 393 1 394
VIA CAPITALE 956 30 986
Total 9689 319 10008

* 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 633 1 634
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 369 1 370
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 207 1 208
PLANIPRÊT 171 1 172
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 109 1 110
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 107 1 108
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 105 1 106
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 100 1 101
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 94 1 95
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 82 1 83
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 75 1 76
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 72 1 73
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 65 1 66
BLVD IMMOBILIER 59 1 60
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 56 1 57
KW MOMENTUM 49 1 50
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 48 1 49
KELLER WILLIAMS CONNEXION 47 1 48
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 41 1 42
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 38 1 39
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 35 1 36
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 35 1 36
GROUPE MACKAY 34 1 35
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 32 1 33
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 30 1 31
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 28 1 29
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 27 1 28
NORD EST / NORTH EAST 24 1 25
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 24 1 25
PMML 24 1 25
NAI TERRAMONT COMMERCIAL 23 1 24
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 23 1 24
LES IMMEUBLES MONT-TREMBLANT / MONT-TREMBLANT REAL ESTATE 20 1 21
GROUPE IMMOBEX INC. 20 1 21
Other independent agencies 2227 670 2897
Total 5133 704 5837

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   393
Total 393



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8717 57%
Women 6489 43%
Total 15206 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 105 6 0
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 162 3 0
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1074 97 0
04 - Mauricie 187 32 0
05 - Estrie 271 19 0
06 - Montréal 6110 534 9
07 - Outaouais 530 72 1
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 75 8 1
09 - Côte-Nord 19 1 0
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 4 0 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 147 37 0
13 - Laval 2239 161 1
14 - Lanaudière 537 85 1
15 - Laurentides 1224 123 0
16 - Montérégie 2404 250 3
17 - Centre-du-Québec 118 30 0