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   11820
Chartered real estate broker   2876
Mortgage broker   835
Real estate agency   1035
Mortgage agency   48
Total   16614

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 108 10 118
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 168 10 178
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1129 86 1215
04 - Mauricie 183 10 193
05 - Estrie 280 31 311
06 - Montréal 6173 461 6634
07 - Outaouais 539 31 570
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 74 8 82
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 155 20 175
13 - Laval 2328 90 2418
14 - Lanaudière 563 42 605
15 - Laurentides 1254 83 1337
16 - Montérégie 2429 186 2615
17 - Centre-du-Québec 123 10 133
Total 15531 1083 16614



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 163 23 186
CENTURY 21 316 25 341
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 32 1 33
GROUPE SUTTON 1409 24 1433
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 140 10 150
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 411 4 415
RE/MAX 3921 151 4072
ROYAL LEPAGE 2035 63 2098
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 5 1 6
VENDIRECT 406 1 407
VIA CAPITALE 985 32 1017
Total 9823 335 10158

* 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 668 1 669
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 377 1 378
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 206 1 207
PLANIPRÊT 166 1 167
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 110 1 111
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 110 1 111
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 108 1 109
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 105 1 106
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 99 1 100
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 93 1 94
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 75 1 76
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 73 1 74
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 71 1 72
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 61 1 62
BLVD IMMOBILIER 60 1 61
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 50 1 51
KW MOMENTUM 46 1 47
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 43 1 44
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 40 1 41
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 39 1 40
GROUPE MACKAY 36 1 37
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 35 1 36
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 31 1 32
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 31 1 32
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 29 1 30
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 27 1 28
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 25 1 26
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 23 1 24
NAI TERRAMONT COMMERCIAL 22 1 23
KELLER WILLIAMS CONNEXION 21 1 22
GROUPE LAVOIE 21 1 22
MON 1ER SERVICES IMMOBILIERS INC. 21 1 22
GROUPE IMMOBEX INC. 20 1 21
PMML 20 1 21
Other independent agencies 2347 708 3055
Total 5309 742 6051

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   404
Total 404



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8946 58%
Women 6585 42%
Total 15531 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 108 98 47
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 168 152 76
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1129 958 280
04 - Mauricie 183 168 69
05 - Estrie 280 260 90
06 - Montréal 6173 5162 1560
07 - Outaouais 539 497 217
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 74 73 31
09 - Côte-Nord 20 14 5
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 5 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 155 144 63
13 - Laval 2328 1974 582
14 - Lanaudière 563 509 205
15 - Laurentides 1254 1131 414
16 - Montérégie 2429 2177 748
17 - Centre-du-Québec 123 114 29