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   11870
Chartered real estate broker   2709
Mortgage broker   872
Real estate agency   980
Mortgage agency   46
Total   16477

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 110 9 119
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 164 10 174
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1088 81 1169
04 - Mauricie 189 9 198
05 - Estrie 277 32 309
06 - Montréal 6231 437 6668
07 - Outaouais 532 28 560
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 74 8 82
09 - Côte-Nord 19 3 22
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 4 1 5
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 146 20 166
13 - Laval 2254 88 2342
14 - Lanaudière 543 37 580
15 - Laurentides 1252 77 1329
16 - Montérégie 2451 176 2627
17 - Centre-du-Québec 117 10 127
Total 15451 1026 16477



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 120 20 140
CENTURY 21 318 23 341
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 29 1 30
GROUPE SUTTON 1397 24 1421
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 145 9 154
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 417 4 421
RE/MAX 3997 144 4141
ROYAL LEPAGE 2043 61 2104
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 3 1 4
VENDIRECT 406 1 407
VIA CAPITALE 965 29 994
Total 9840 317 10157

* 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 636 1 637
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 376 1 377
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 206 1 207
PLANIPRÊT 181 1 182
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 113 1 114
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 109 1 110
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 108 1 109
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 104 1 105
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 91 1 92
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 84 1 85
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 78 1 79
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 73 1 74
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 65 1 66
BLVD IMMOBILIER 62 1 63
KELLER WILLIAMS CONNEXION 58 1 59
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 58 1 59
KW MOMENTUM 51 1 52
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 46 1 47
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 41 1 42
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 37 1 38
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 35 1 36
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 34 1 35
GROUPE MACKAY 34 1 35
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 33 1 34
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 32 1 33
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 29 1 30
NORD EST / NORTH EAST 26 1 27
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 26 1 27
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 25 1 26
PMML 25 1 26
NAI TERRAMONT COMMERCIAL 23 1 24
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 22 1 23
GROUPE IMMOBEX INC. 21 1 22
LES IMMEUBLES MONT-TREMBLANT / MONT-TREMBLANT REAL ESTATE 20 1 21
ENGEL & VOLKERS TREMBLANT 20 1 21
Other independent agencies 2234 667 2901
Total 5216 702 5918

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   406
Total 406



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8845 57%
Women 6603 43%
Total 15448 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 110 16 77
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 164 97 125
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1088 328 813
04 - Mauricie 189 50 148
05 - Estrie 277 53 181
06 - Montréal 6231 1448 4835
07 - Outaouais 532 245 425
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 74 48 58
09 - Côte-Nord 19 2 14
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 4 0 2
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 146 65 106
13 - Laval 2254 503 1844
14 - Lanaudière 543 215 431
15 - Laurentides 1252 391 968
16 - Montérégie 2451 721 1855
17 - Centre-du-Québec 117 49 93