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   11353
Chartered real estate broker   2995
Mortgage broker   768
Real estate agency   1098
Mortgage agency   46
Total   16260

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 111 9 120
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 159 11 170
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1148 91 1239
04 - Mauricie 168 7 175
05 - Estrie 309 34 343
06 - Montréal 5849 474 6323
07 - Outaouais 455 33 488
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 69 7 76
09 - Côte-Nord 27 4 31
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 1 6
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 147 22 169
13 - Laval 2343 92 2435
14 - Lanaudière 569 45 614
15 - Laurentides 1224 96 1320
16 - Montérégie 2412 205 2617
17 - Centre-du-Québec 121 13 134
Total 15116 1144 16260



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 165 22 187
CENTURY 21 361 25 386
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 28 1 29
EXIT 3 1 4
GROUPE SUTTON 1391 26 1417
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 112 8 120
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 403 10 413
RE/MAX 3706 167 3873
ROYAL LEPAGE 1816 65 1881
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 5 1 6
VENDIRECT 376 1 377
VIA CAPITALE 971 35 1006
Total 9337 362 9699

* 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 697 1 698
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 388 1 389
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 199 1 200
PLANIPRÊT 163 1 164
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 111 1 112
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 108 1 109
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 105 1 106
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 97 1 98
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 90 1 91
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 89 1 90
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 89 1 90
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 70 1 71
KW MOMENTUM 66 1 67
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 54 1 55
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 51 1 52
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 46 1 47
BLVD IMMOBILIER 45 1 46
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 45 1 46
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 42 1 43
GROUPE MACKAY 40 1 41
VENDOMAX INC. 38 1 39
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 35 1 36
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 34 1 35
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 32 1 33
CENTOR 30 1 31
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 26 1 27
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 25 1 26
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 23 1 24
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 22 1 23
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 22 1 23
SERVICES IMMOBILIERS D'ICI INC. 22 1 23
Other independent agencies 2487 751 3238
Total 5391 782 6173

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   393
Total 393



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8733 58%
Women 6383 42%
Total 15116 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 111 23 0
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 159 85 0
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1148 374 0
04 - Mauricie 168 89 0
05 - Estrie 309 164 0
06 - Montréal 5849 2050 0
07 - Outaouais 455 271 0
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 69 33 0
09 - Côte-Nord 27 2 0
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 2 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 147 70 0
13 - Laval 2343 1075 0
14 - Lanaudière 569 252 0
15 - Laurentides 1224 527 0
16 - Montérégie 2412 1171 0
17 - Centre-du-Québec 121 75 0