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   11923
Chartered real estate broker   2848
Mortgage broker   842
Real estate agency   1032
Mortgage agency   47
Total   16692

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 108 9 117
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 168 10 178
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1122 86 1208
04 - Mauricie 182 10 192
05 - Estrie 278 32 310
06 - Montréal 6192 459 6651
07 - Outaouais 547 30 577
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 76 8 84
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 154 20 174
13 - Laval 2353 90 2443
14 - Lanaudière 558 42 600
15 - Laurentides 1262 83 1345
16 - Montérégie 2464 185 2649
17 - Centre-du-Québec 124 10 134
Total 15613 1079 16692



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 163 23 186
CENTURY 21 319 24 343
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 30 1 31
GROUPE SUTTON 1402 24 1426
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 136 9 145
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 415 4 419
RE/MAX 3969 149 4118
ROYAL LEPAGE 2052 63 2115
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 5 1 6
VENDIRECT 422 1 423
VIA CAPITALE 984 32 1016
Total 9897 331 10228

* 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 667 1 668
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 371 1 372
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 211 1 212
PLANIPRÊT 171 1 172
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 110 1 111
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 109 1 110
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 109 1 110
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 107 1 108
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 101 1 102
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 92 1 93
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 75 1 76
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 74 1 75
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 67 1 68
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 60 1 61
BLVD IMMOBILIER 59 1 60
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 50 1 51
KW MOMENTUM 47 1 48
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 42 1 43
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 42 1 43
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 37 1 38
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 37 1 38
GROUPE MACKAY 37 1 38
KELLER WILLIAMS CONNEXION 30 1 31
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 30 1 31
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 30 1 31
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 29 1 30
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 29 1 30
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 24 1 25
GROUPE LAVOIE 23 1 24
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 23 1 24
NAI TERRAMONT COMMERCIAL 22 1 23
MON 1ER SERVICES IMMOBILIERS INC. 20 1 21
Other independent agencies 2364 710 3074
Total 5299 742 6041

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   423
Total 423



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8985 58%
Women 6628 42%
Total 15613 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 108 104 86
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 168 162 127
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1122 1063 833
04 - Mauricie 182 179 152
05 - Estrie 278 270 213
06 - Montréal 6192 5861 4272
07 - Outaouais 547 523 418
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 76 75 64
09 - Côte-Nord 20 18 13
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 5 3
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 154 149 124
13 - Laval 2353 2225 1636
14 - Lanaudière 558 543 428
15 - Laurentides 1262 1211 1003
16 - Montérégie 2464 2343 1853
17 - Centre-du-Québec 124 121 97