Real estate agents must become licensed in order to trade in real estate in Canada. As educational and regulatory requirements vary by province, make sure you find out what is required in your province.
To become a licensed real estate agent, you must:
1. Successfully complete the courses through your provincial real estate association or council.
2. Submit an application to your provincial licensing body, along with sponsorship from a licensed real estate broker (essentially an offer of employment).
3. Maintain your license by completing additional courses as required by the province.
For more information, find out what is required in your province using these helpful links:
- British Columbia: Real Estate Council of British Columbia
- Alberta: Real Estate Council of Alberta
- Saskatchewan: Association of Saskatchewan REALTORS®
- Manitoba: Manitoba Real Estate Association
- Quèbec: Organisme D'autorèglementation du Courtage Immobilier Du Quèbec (OACIQ)
- Ontario: Real Estate Council of Ontario
- New Brunswick: New Brunswick Real Estate Association
- Prince Edward Island: Prince Edward Island Real Estate Association
- Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission
- Newfoundland: Newfoundland & Labrador Canada