Published on: October 25, 2016
Reference number: 200006


Although created officially in 2010, the OACIQ has a rich history that began in the 1950’s. The following timeline provides an overview of the various milestones and events that marked its current mission.


The Corporation des courtiers en immeubles de la province de Québec is created on January 13, 1954

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Content 1954
Content 1962


The first Real Estate Brokerage Act is adopted.


The Real Estate Brokerage Act is amended to create the Service de courtage immobilier, a government agency responsible for regulating and issuing permits. The Corporation des courtiers en immeubles collaborates with the Service.

Content 1967
Content 1972


The Corporation des courtiers en immeubles is succeeded by the non-profit Quebec Real Estate Association (QREA). Although this professional association does not have any powers under the Real Estate Brokerage Act, it sets standards for professional conduct and training.


The Québec government adopts a Professional Code to ensure the protection of the public while allowing professional corporations to remain autonomous (e.g. Collège des médecins, Chambre des notaires, Barreau du Québec).

Content 1973
Content 1983


Although not a professional corporation, the QREA develops its ability to self-manage and to differentiate between "protecting the public" and "defending the rights of its members".

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The Real Estate Indemnity Fund (FICI) is created under the Real Estate Brokerage Act.

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Content 1985
Content 1988


The number of QREA members reaches over 13,000, from 4,000 in 1974. This growth gives the profession the resources it needs to reach its objectives.


A new Real Estate Brokerage Act comes into force, creating the Association des courtiers et agents immobiliers du Québec (ACAIQ), which replaces the QREA.

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Content 1994
Content 2006


The Fonds d’assurance responsabilité professionnelle du courtage immobilier du Québec (FARCIQ) begins operations for all Québec real estate brokers and agents.


To better respond to changing needs, a draft revision of Real Estate Brokerage Act is tabled in December.

Content 2007
Content 2008


The new version of the Real Estate Brokerage Act is approved and adopted by the National Assembly in May.

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The new Real Estate Brokerage Act comes into force on May 1, 2010, and the ACAIQ becomes the OACIQ.

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Content 2010
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In March, the OACIQ tables its first Annual Report.

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In February, many of the profession’s stakeholders meet for a one-day event called the “Real Estate Summit”.

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Content 2012