Job requirements Residential Real Estate Agent in Canada

Find out what you typically need to work as a residential real estate agent in Canada. These requirements are applicable to all Real estate agents and salespersons (NOC 6232).

Employment requirements

This is what you typically need for the job.

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of a real estate training course is required.
  • Provincial or territorial licensure in the province or territory of employment is required.

Source National Occupational Classification

Professional certification and licensing

You might need to get a certification from a regulatory authority before you start working. Find out if this occupation is regulated in your province or territory.

Table listing provincial regulation requirements
Location Job title Regulation Regulatory body
Alberta Real Estate Agent Regulated Real Estate Council of Alberta
Real Estate Associate Regulated Real Estate Council of Alberta
British Columbia Real Estate Agent Regulated Real Estate Council of British Columbia
Real Estate Associate Regulated Real Estate Council of British Columbia
Real Estate Broker Regulated Real Estate Council of British Columbia
Manitoba Real Estate Agent Regulated Manitoba Securities Commission, Real Estate Division
Private Sales Agent Regulated Manitoba Securities Commission, Real Estate Division
Real Estate Broker Regulated Manitoba Securities Commission, Real Estate Division
New Brunswick Real Estate Agent Regulated New Brunswick Real Estate Association
Real Estate Salesperson Regulated New Brunswick Real Estate Association
Newfoundland and Labrador Real Estate Agent Regulated Financial Services Regulation Division, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
Real Estate Salespersons Regulated Financial Services Regulation Division, Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
Northwest Territories Real Estate Agent Regulated Municipal and Community Affairs, Government of the Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia Real Estate Agents Regulated Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission
Real Estate Broker Regulated Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission
Salesperson, Real Estate Regulated Nova Scotia Real Estate Commission
Ontario Real Estate Broker Regulated Real Estate Council of Ontario
Real Estate Salesperson Regulated Real Estate Council of Ontario
Prince Edward Island Real Estate Agent Regulated Prince Edward Island Board Real Estate Association
Real Estate Salesperson Regulated Prince Edward Island Board Real Estate Association
Québec Real Estate Broker Regulated Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec
Saskatchewan Real Estate Agent Regulated Saskatchewan Real Estate Commission
Yukon Real Estate Agent Regulated Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Government of Yukon

Source Foreign Credential Recognition Program - ESDC

Do you want to work in another province or territory?

If you are already certified to work in a regulated occupation in your province or territory, it will be easier for you to have your certification recognized in another province or territory. See the Workers Mobility's website to learn more.

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