Statistics

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

The statistics displayed here are updated as changes occur (addition and withdrawal of licences). So they always match the number of active licences when you check them out.

Breakdown of licence holders* by licence type

Real estate broker   11375
Chartered real estate broker   2998
Mortgage broker   758
Real estate agency   1097
Mortgage agency   47
Total   16275

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 111 9 120
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 159 11 170
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1149 91 1240
04 - Mauricie 167 7 174
05 - Estrie 307 34 341
06 - Montréal 5839 473 6312
07 - Outaouais 460 33 493
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 69 7 76
09 - Côte-Nord 26 3 29
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 1 6
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 147 22 169
13 - Laval 2354 92 2446
14 - Lanaudière 567 45 612
15 - Laurentides 1225 97 1322
16 - Montérégie 2421 206 2627
17 - Centre-du-Québec 125 13 138
Total 15131 1144 16275



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 165 22 187
CENTURY 21 361 25 386
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 29 1 30
EXIT 3 1 4
GROUPE SUTTON 1381 26 1407
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 108 8 116
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 395 10 405
RE/MAX 3704 166 3870
ROYAL LEPAGE 1831 65 1896
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 5 1 6
VENDIRECT 380 1 381
VIA CAPITALE 969 35 1004
Total 9331 361 9692

* 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 702 1 703
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 388 1 389
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 200 1 201
PLANIPRÊT 164 1 165
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 113 1 114
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 108 1 109
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 104 1 105
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 97 1 98
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 89 1 90
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 89 1 90
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 88 1 89
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 70 1 71
KW MOMENTUM 67 1 68
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 53 1 54
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 51 1 52
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 49 1 50
BLVD IMMOBILIER 48 1 49
GROUPE MACKAY 44 1 45
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 44 1 45
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 43 1 44
ROYAL LEPAGE PARTENAIRE 37 1 38
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 33 1 34
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 32 1 33
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 32 1 33
CENTOR 29 1 30
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 26 1 27
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 26 1 27
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 23 1 24
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 23 1 24
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 22 1 23
SERVICES IMMOBILIERS D'ICI INC. 22 1 23
Other independent agencies 2489 752 3241
Total 5405 783 6188

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   396
Total 396



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8739 58%
Women 6392 42%
Total 15131 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 111 30 0
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 159 107 0
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1149 463 0
04 - Mauricie 167 98 0
05 - Estrie 307 179 0
06 - Montréal 5839 2398 0
07 - Outaouais 460 295 0
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 69 36 0
09 - Côte-Nord 26 3 0
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 2 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 147 82 0
13 - Laval 2354 1227 0
14 - Lanaudière 567 266 0
15 - Laurentides 1225 592 0
16 - Montérégie 2421 1273 0
17 - Centre-du-Québec 125 78 0