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   11489
Chartered real estate broker   2703
Mortgage broker   810
Real estate agency   984
Mortgage agency   46
Total   16032

* Excluding holders whose licences are suspended.

Breakdown of licence holders by administrative region

  Brokers Agencies Total
01 - Bas Saint-Laurent 101 9 110
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 162 10 172
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1061 81 1142
04 - Mauricie 181 9 190
05 - Estrie 268 32 300
06 - Montréal 6015 440 6455
07 - Outaouais 526 27 553
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 74 8 82
09 - Côte-Nord 20 3 23
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 4 1 5
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 141 20 161
13 - Laval 2221 89 2310
14 - Lanaudière 530 37 567
15 - Laurentides 1203 79 1282
16 - Montérégie 2377 175 2552
17 - Centre-du-Québec 118 10 128
Total 15002 1030 16032



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 139 22 161
CENTURY 21 310 24 334
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 30 1 31
GROUPE SUTTON 1369 24 1393
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 138 9 147
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 405 4 409
RE/MAX 3917 146 4063
ROYAL LEPAGE 1980 61 2041
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 3 1 4
VENDIRECT 379 1 380
VIA CAPITALE 944 30 974
Total 9614 323 9937

* 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 626 1 627
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 367 1 368
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 204 1 205
PLANIPRÊT 164 1 165
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 107 1 108
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 107 1 108
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 105 1 106
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 100 1 101
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 93 1 94
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 83 1 84
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 72 1 73
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 69 1 70
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 65 1 66
BLVD IMMOBILIER 59 1 60
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 55 1 56
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 47 1 48
KW MOMENTUM 45 1 46
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 41 1 42
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 39 1 40
KELLER WILLIAMS CONNEXION 37 1 38
GROUPE MACKAY 37 1 38
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 36 1 37
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 36 1 37
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 30 1 31
MCGILL IMMOBILIER INC. / MCGILL REAL ESTATE INC. 30 1 31
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 28 1 29
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 27 1 28
JONES LANG LASALLE SERVICES IMMOBILIERS, INC. / JONES LANG LASALLE REAL ESTATE SERVICES, INC. 23 1 24
NAI TERRAMONT COMMERCIAL 22 1 23
COLDWELL BANKER COMMERCIAL ALLIANCE INC. 22 1 23
PMML 21 1 22
GROUPE LAVOIE 20 1 21
Other independent agencies 2206 668 2874
Total 5023 700 5723

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




Number of brokers acting on their own account

Brokers   373
Total 373



Breakdown of licence holders by gender

  Total Ratio  
Men 8611 57%
Women 6391 43%
Total 15002 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 101 2 101
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 162 0 162
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1061 62 1061
04 - Mauricie 181 18 181
05 - Estrie 268 6 267
06 - Montréal 6015 435 6011
07 - Outaouais 526 46 526
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 74 4 74
09 - Côte-Nord 20 0 20
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 4 0 4
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 141 10 141
13 - Laval 2221 85 2221
14 - Lanaudière 530 48 530
15 - Laurentides 1203 78 1203
16 - Montérégie 2377 154 2374
17 - Centre-du-Québec 118 29 118