Welcome to the 2nd edition of the 2023 OACIQ Public Exchange Forums

Meeting and discussing is essential!

The Organisme d'autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec (OACIQ) invites all those interested in real estate, including current or future homeowners, buyers or sellers, to an information and discussion forum.

You will be able to ask representatives of the real estate brokerage regulator all your questions, attend mini-conferences and discover the information and awareness tools made available to consumers by the OACIQ.

It is not necessary to have a current purchase or sale transaction and no solicitation will be made. This is a great opportunity to discuss with the OACIQ, which oversees real estate brokerage licensees and implements public protection measures.

Thursday, June 15, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm — FREE EVENT, no registration needed!

The 2023 Public Exchange Forum are for anyone who is directly or indirectly involved in real estate transactions, especially homeowners and prospective homeowners. Real estate brokerage students or anyone who wants to learn more about this field are welcome. In addition, the OACIQ is hiring!

Get answers to your questions, be well informed and discuss real estate, especially since buying or selling a home is an important transaction in a person's life!



Three workshops are available to visitors:

Everything you need to
know about a real estate transaction

Answers to your questions on the steps of a real estate transaction, the promise to purchase and the protections that should not be overlooked.


What is the real estate broker's role and how to check his/her record?
Answers to your questions on the tools used to check a real estate broker's record, to understand his/her obligations toward you and the agency executive officer's role.


How does the Real Estate Brokerage Act protect you?
Answers to your questions about complaints, possible compensation, the disciplinary process and the OACIQ's role in rare cases where issues arise during your transaction.


Three mini-conferences on current issues:

Who pays what in a real estate transaction? – by Pascale Montpetit
Who pays for the fees of the notary, the pre-purchase inspection or the issuance of an up-to-date certificate of location? Under what circumstances must a buyer pay compensation to a real estate broker? This conference provides an overview of the costs to be expected and who will pay for them.

Duration: 10 minutes
11:10 am, 12:10 pm and 1:10 pm


Buying with full knowledge of the facts and selling with complete transparency: What should I do as a buyer or seller? – by Patrick Hiriart
Why should a Declarations by the seller of the immovable form be completed? What documents should be provided? Why conduct a pre-purchase inspection? Learn more about buyers' and sellers' obligations, which, along with those of real estate brokers, will enable you to protect the most important investment of your life!

Duration: 10 minutes
11:30 am, 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm


What are the means available to me to purchase a property? – by Enrico Martin
This conference offers an overview of the means available to you to engage in a real estate transaction, from mortgage pre-approval to loan insurance, including the Tax-Free First Home Savings Account (FHSA) and Home Buyer’s Plan (HBP) to help with the down payment.

Duration: 10 minutes
11:50 am, 12:50 pm and 1:50 pm


Interactive sessions will also allow you to give your opinion on the tools available to inform you about your transaction.

Complexe Desjardins  |  150 Sainte-Catherine Street West,
Montreal (Québec) H2X 3Y2

Meet us at the central atrium at the foot of the escalators.




Last updated on: June 07, 2023
Reference number: 264892