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   11199
Chartered real estate broker   2998
Mortgage broker   760
Real estate agency   1095
Mortgage agency   45
Total   16097

* 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 157 11 168
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1128 90 1218
04 - Mauricie 168 7 175
05 - Estrie 305 34 339
06 - Montréal 5739 474 6213
07 - Outaouais 463 33 496
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 68 7 75
09 - Côte-Nord 28 4 32
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 1 6
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 143 22 165
13 - Laval 2368 89 2457
14 - Lanaudière 568 45 613
15 - Laurentides 1200 96 1296
16 - Montérégie 2389 205 2594
17 - Centre-du-Québec 118 13 131
Total 14957 1140 16097



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 167 21 188
CENTURY 21 425 27 452
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 27 1 28
EXIT 3 1 4
GROUPE SUTTON 1400 26 1426
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 121 8 129
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 397 10 407
RE/MAX 3677 167 3844
ROYAL LEPAGE 1686 64 1750
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 5 1 6
VENDIRECT 367 1 368
VIA CAPITALE 953 35 988
Total 9228 362 9590

* 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 685 1 686
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 393 1 394
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 200 1 201
PLANIPRÊT 160 1 161
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 107 1 108
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 106 1 107
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 99 1 100
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 90 1 91
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 88 1 89
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 86 1 87
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 81 1 82
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 68 1 69
AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE KELLER WILLIAMS DYNAMIK 56 1 57
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 52 1 53
KW MOMENTUM 52 1 53
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 48 1 49
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 45 1 46
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 44 1 45
GROUPE IMMOBILIER AGATE INC. 43 1 44
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 42 1 43
VENDOMAX INC. 41 1 42
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 36 1 37
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 36 1 37
CENTOR 31 1 32
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 30 1 31
GROUPE MACKAY 30 1 31
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 25 1 26
SERVICES IMMOBILIERS D'ICI INC. 24 1 25
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 23 1 24
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 23 1 24
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 21 1 22
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 21 1 22
Other independent agencies 2459 746 3205
Total 5345 778 6123

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   386
Total 386



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8668 58%
Women 6289 42%
Total 14957 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 4 0
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 157 40 0
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1128 191 0
04 - Mauricie 168 30 0
05 - Estrie 305 41 0
06 - Montréal 5739 1176 0
07 - Outaouais 463 121 0
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 68 17 0
09 - Côte-Nord 28 2 0
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 1 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 143 51 0
13 - Laval 2368 717 0
14 - Lanaudière 568 145 0
15 - Laurentides 1200 302 0
16 - Montérégie 2389 673 0
17 - Centre-du-Québec 118 36 0