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   11444
Chartered real estate broker   2992
Mortgage broker   774
Real estate agency   1096
Mortgage agency   47
Total   16353

* 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 1150 94 1244
04 - Mauricie 164 7 171
05 - Estrie 306 34 340
06 - Montréal 5905 476 6381
07 - Outaouais 467 33 500
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 69 7 76
09 - Côte-Nord 24 3 27
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 1 6
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 147 23 170
13 - Laval 2377 93 2470
14 - Lanaudière 574 44 618
15 - Laurentides 1241 96 1337
16 - Montérégie 2392 199 2591
17 - Centre-du-Québec 122 13 135
Total 15210 1143 16353



Breakdown of agencies acting under franchise*

  Brokers Agencies Total
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION 165 23 188
CENTURY 21 373 26 399
COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL (QUEBEC) INC. 29 1 30
EXIT 3 1 4
GROUPE SUTTON 1376 26 1402
HYPOTHECA COURTIER HYPOTHÉCAIRE 103 8 111
MULTI-PRETS HYPOTHEQUES 394 8 402
RE/MAX 3700 162 3862
ROYAL LEPAGE 1894 65 1959
TIMS TRANSACTION IMMOBILIÈRE MULTI-SERVICES 5 1 6
VENDIRECT 382 1 383
VIA CAPITALE 984 35 1019
Total 9408 357 9765

* 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 707 1 708
L'EXPERT IMMOBILIER P.M. INC. 386 1 387
LES IMMEUBLES CHARISMA INC. 207 1 208
PLANIPRÊT 165 1 166
SOTHEBY'S INTERNATIONAL REALTY QUÉBEC ® 112 1 113
PRO IMMOBILIER & HYPOTHÈQUE INC. 106 1 107
KELLER WILLIAMS URBAIN 98 1 99
KELLER WILLIAMS PRESTIGE 98 1 99
M IMMOBILIER / M REAL ESTATE 96 1 97
GROUPE IMMOBILIER LONDONO INC. / LONDONO REALTY GROUP INC. 90 1 91
INTELLIGENCE HYPOTHÉCAIRE 89 1 90
PROFUSION IMMOBILIER INC. / PROFUSION REALTY INC. 70 1 71
KW MOMENTUM 65 1 66
ENGEL & VOLKERS MONTRÉAL 56 1 57
LES ARCHITECTES HYPOTHÉCAIRES / MORTGAGE ARCHITECTS 54 1 55
RÉSEAU IMMOBILIER ADRESZ / ADRESZ REAL ESTATE NETWORK 53 1 54
GROUPE MACKAY 51 1 52
BLVD IMMOBILIER 48 1 49
CBRE LIMITÉE / CBRE LIMITED 43 1 44
LES IMMOBILIERS RAMIER INC. / RAMIER REALTY INC. 41 1 42
CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD 33 1 34
LE GROUPE IMMOBILIER VANTAGE / VANTAGE REALTY GROUP 32 1 33
DEVENCORE LTÉE / DEVENCORE LTD. 30 1 31
LES IMMEUBLES M W INC. 27 1 28
CENTOR 26 1 27
L'AGENCE IMMOBILIÈRE INC. 24 1 25
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. 21 1 22
GROUPE IMMOBEX INC. 20 1 21
CENTRES HYPOTHÉCAIRES DOMINION IMERIS / DOMINION LENDING CENTRES IMERIS 20 1 21
Other independent agencies 2465 753 3218
Total 5400 785 6185

* 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 8788 58%
Women 6422 42%
Total 15210 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 61 0
02 - Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean 157 106 0
03 - Capitale-Nationale 1150 563 0
04 - Mauricie 164 106 0
05 - Estrie 306 186 0
06 - Montréal 5905 2729 0
07 - Outaouais 467 341 0
08 - Abitibi-Témiscamingue 69 57 0
09 - Côte-Nord 24 4 0
10 - Nord-du-Québec 0 0 0
11 - Gaspésie-îles-de-la-Madeleine 5 2 0
12 - Chaudière-Appalaches 147 85 0
13 - Laval 2377 1324 0
14 - Lanaudière 574 311 0
15 - Laurentides 1241 694 0
16 - Montérégie 2392 1357 0
17 - Centre-du-Québec 122 88 0