How Many Real Estate Agents Are There in Canada?

by Vlad Girboan
2 min. read


Have you ever stopped to wonder how many real estate agents there are in Canada? How many real estate professionals are ready to help homebuyers and sellers meet in the middle?

Since we’re in the business of real estate, we certainly have. And, whether you’re a buyer or a seller looking for representation or an agent checking out the competition in the marketplace, this number is probably relevant to you as well.

How many real estate agents are there in Canada?

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) reports that there are more than 140,000 real estate brokers, agents and salespeople, working through 79 real estate Boards and Associations across Canada. At the same time, is reporting 258,054 employees in the Canadian real estate industry in March 2021, but this number might also include ancillary services to real estate.

While these numbers are a good starting point, we wanted to dive in deeper and look at how those professionals are distributed throughout the country.

How many real estate agents are there in Ontario?

The largest real estate association in Canada is the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA), which represents 82,000 REALTORS® from the 36 real estate boards. It’s here that you can also find Canada’s largest real estate board TREB (Toronto Real Estate Board) which serves over 62,000 agents in the Greater Toronto Area alone.

How many real estate agents are there in each province?

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) is the second-largest real estate association in Canada, with more than 23,000 commercial and residential REALTORS®.

The third-largest real estate association in the country is found in Quebec, where the Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB) brings together more than 13,000 real estate brokers and agencies.

They are closely followed by the Alberta Real Estate Association (AREA) which represents more than 10,500 Alberta REALTORS®, from the 10 local real estate Boards and Associations.

The smallest real estate associations in Canada

Concluding the list, we find the Manitoba Real Estate Association (MREA) representing about 2,200 agents, the Nova Scotia Association of REALTORS® (NSAR) which has more than 1,800 real estate brokers and salespeople, NBREA in New Brunswick with 950 agents, the Saskatchewan REALTORS® Association (SRA) with more than 1500 REALTORS® and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of REALTORS® (NLAR) that represents more than 500 REALTORS®.


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