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   11374
Chartered real estate broker   2881
Mortgage broker   775
Real estate agency   1044
Mortgage agency   45
Total   16119

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 107 10 117
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 161 11 172
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1103 85 1188
04 - Mauricie 169 8 177
05 - Estrie 287 30 317
06 - Montréal 5953 457 6410
07 - Outaouais 470 32 502
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 146 21 167
13 - Laval 2314 91 2405
14 - Lanaudière 548 42 590
15 - Laurentides 1220 86 1306
16 - Montérégie 2335 192 2527
17 - Centre-du-Québec 119 12 131
Total 15030 1089 16119



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 160 23 183
CENTURY 21 324 26 350
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 31 1 32
EXIT 3 1 4
GROUPE SUTTON 1357 24 1381
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 102 8 110
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 394 6 400
RE/MAX 3818 158 3976
ROYAL LEPAGE 1878 60 1938
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 5 1 6
VENDIRECT 368 1 369
VIA CAPITALE 979 33 1012
Total 9419 342 9761

* 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 699 1 700
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 373 1 374
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 194 1 195
PLANIPRÊT 165 1 166
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 107 1 108
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 107 1 108
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 105 1 106
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 104 1 105
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 103 1 104
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 89 1 90
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 73 1 74
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 72 1 73
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 61 1 62
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 58 1 59
BLVD IMMOBILIER 53 1 54
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 50 1 51
KW MOMENTUM 50 1 51
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 39 1 40
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 38 1 39
GROUPE MACKAY 38 1 39
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 36 1 37
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 33 1 34
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 31 1 32
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 27 1 28
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 25 1 26
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 25 1 26
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 24 1 25
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 23 1 24
NAI TERRAMONT COMMERCIAL 22 1 23
LES IMMEUBLES MONT-TREMBLANT / MONT-TREMBLANT REAL ESTATE 20 1 21
GROUPE IMMOBEX INC. 20 1 21
IMMEUBLES MICHAEL WHITE INC. / MICHAEL WHITE REALTIES INC. 20 1 21
MON 1ER SERVICES IMMOBILIERS INC. 20 1 21
Other independent agencies 2328 710 3038
Total 5232 743 5975

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   382
Total 382



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8672 58%
Women 6358 42%
Total 15030 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 107 81 5
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 161 126 2
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1103 739 9
04 - Mauricie 169 147 3
05 - Estrie 287 238 8
06 - Montréal 5953 3609 42
07 - Outaouais 470 375 9
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 73 70 0
09 - Côte-Nord 20 4 0
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 2 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 146 110 4
13 - Laval 2314 1536 16
14 - Lanaudière 548 416 4
15 - Laurentides 1220 930 13
16 - Montérégie 2335 1689 25
17 - Centre-du-Québec 119 102 0