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   11722
Chartered real estate broker   2891
Mortgage broker   809
Real estate agency   1043
Mortgage agency   46
Total   16511

* 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 168 10 178
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1123 86 1209
04 - Mauricie 176 10 186
05 - Estrie 282 30 312
06 - Montréal 6112 459 6571
07 - Outaouais 469 31 500
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 153 21 174
13 - Laval 2394 91 2485
14 - Lanaudière 561 42 603
15 - Laurentides 1255 86 1341
16 - Montérégie 2402 189 2591
17 - Centre-du-Québec 122 12 134
Total 15422 1089 16511



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 162 23 185
CENTURY 21 320 26 346
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 32 1 33
GROUPE SUTTON 1391 24 1415
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 144 10 154
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 405 6 411
RE/MAX 3897 154 4051
ROYAL LEPAGE 2012 63 2075
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 5 1 6
VENDIRECT 397 1 398
VIA CAPITALE 977 33 1010
Total 9742 342 10084

* 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 683 1 684
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 377 1 378
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 206 1 207
PLANIPRÊT 166 1 167
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 111 1 112
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 108 1 109
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 105 1 106
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 104 1 105
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 101 1 102
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 92 1 93
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 73 1 74
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 69 1 70
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 68 1 69
BLVD IMMOBILIER 60 1 61
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 55 1 56
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 50 1 51
KW MOMENTUM 47 1 48
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 43 1 44
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 39 1 40
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 37 1 38
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 36 1 37
GROUPE MACKAY 36 1 37
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 32 1 33
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 28 1 29
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 28 1 29
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 27 1 28
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 26 1 27
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 25 1 26
NAI TERRAMONT COMMERCIAL 22 1 23
MON 1ER SERVICES IMMOBILIERS INC. 22 1 23
PMML 21 1 22
GROUPE IMMOBEX INC. 20 1 21
LES IMMEUBLES IMAGINE INC. / IMAGINE REALTIES INC. 20 1 21
Other independent agencies 2349 710 3059
Total 5286 743 6029

* 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 8879 58%
Women 6543 42%
Total 15422 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 95 26
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 168 148 40
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1123 900 177
04 - Mauricie 176 163 47
05 - Estrie 282 254 59
06 - Montréal 6112 4835 853
07 - Outaouais 469 427 126
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 73 70 19
09 - Côte-Nord 20 10 2
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 4 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 153 137 49
13 - Laval 2394 1950 355
14 - Lanaudière 561 485 139
15 - Laurentides 1255 1091 264
16 - Montérégie 2402 2054 453
17 - Centre-du-Québec 122 114 18