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8. Labour mobility and special authorizations

In order to promote the mobility of professionals practicing outside Québec, the OACIQ may issue licences to qualified persons authorized to carry out real estate brokerage transactions (within the meaning of section 3.1 of the Real Estate Brokerage Act) in a province, state or territory for which an agreement on the mutual recognition of professional competencies has been concluded between its government and that of Québec.

Labour mobility is a principle according to which the professional qualifications of workers should be recognized in order to facilitate movement between provinces, territories or countries in the practice of their profession.

Various agreements on mutual recognition of professional competencies for Québec set out the applicable rules in order to ease labour mobility. However, these agreements must not be interpreted or applied in order to facilitate access to the real estate brokerage profession or to avoid the application of the general terms and conditions for the issuance of licences set out in the Real Estate Brokerage Act.

To learn about the regulations for real estate brokers from another province or territory wishing to practice in Québec, and for details on how to obtain a special authorization from the OACIQ when a broker is not in a labour mobility situation, see the article Brokers from outside the province: How to get the right to practise in Québec.

Last updated on: June 01, 2022
Numéro d'article: 215168