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   11565
Chartered real estate broker   3000
Mortgage broker   784
Real estate agency   1091
Mortgage agency   47
Total   16487

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 109 10 119
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 160 11 171
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1143 94 1237
04 - Mauricie 162 7 169
05 - Estrie 309 32 341
06 - Montréal 6000 475 6475
07 - Outaouais 478 33 511
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 73 7 80
09 - Côte-Nord 23 3 26
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 1 6
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 145 23 168
13 - Laval 2379 91 2470
14 - Lanaudière 574 45 619
15 - Laurentides 1256 94 1350
16 - Montérégie 2413 200 2613
17 - Centre-du-Québec 120 12 132
Total 15349 1138 16487



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 167 23 190
CENTURY 21 374 27 401
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 32 1 33
EXIT 3 1 4
GROUPE SUTTON 1393 25 1418
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 102 8 110
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 401 8 409
RE/MAX 3736 160 3896
ROYAL LEPAGE 1894 64 1958
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 5 1 6
VENDIRECT 396 1 397
VIA CAPITALE 989 35 1024
Total 9492 354 9846

* 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 707 1 708
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 387 1 388
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 209 1 210
PLANIPRÊT 168 1 169
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 110 1 111
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 107 1 108
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 105 1 106
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 104 1 105
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 97 1 98
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 96 1 97
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 79 1 80
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 74 1 75
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 58 1 59
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 58 1 59
KW MOMENTUM 56 1 57
GROUPE MACKAY 55 1 56
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 51 1 52
BLVD IMMOBILIER 50 1 51
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 43 1 44
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 40 1 41
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 35 1 36
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 33 1 34
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 33 1 34
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 27 1 28
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 25 1 26
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 24 1 25
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 24 1 25
NAI TERRAMONT COMMERCIAL 23 1 24
CENTOR 22 1 23
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 22 1 23
LES IMMEUBLES MONT-TREMBLANT / MONT-TREMBLANT REAL ESTATE 20 1 21
GROUPE IMMOBEX INC. 20 1 21
SERVICES IMMOBILIERS D'ICI INC. 20 1 21
Other independent agencies 2465 749 3214
Total 5447 782 6229

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   415
Total 415



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8854 58%
Women 6495 42%
Total 15349 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 109 70 0
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 160 116 0
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1143 691 0
04 - Mauricie 162 129 0
05 - Estrie 309 231 0
06 - Montréal 6000 3236 0
07 - Outaouais 478 379 0
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 73 59 0
09 - Côte-Nord 23 5 0
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 2 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 145 96 0
13 - Laval 2379 1443 0
14 - Lanaudière 574 390 0
15 - Laurentides 1256 875 0
16 - Montérégie 2413 1558 0
17 - Centre-du-Québec 120 95 0