63101 – Real estate agents and salespersons

Broad Occupation Category

6 – Sales and service occupations


3 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of less than two years; or more than six months of on-the-job training

Major Group

63 – Occupations in sales and services

Broad Occupation Category

631 – Occupations in sales

Broad Occupation Category

6310 – Insurance, real estate and financial sales occupations

Real estate agents and salespersons act as agents for the sale or purchase of houses, apartments, commercial buildings, land and other real estate. They are employed in the real estate industry.

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Example Titles

  • Commercial real estate agent

  • Real estate agent

  • Real estate agent supervisor

  • Real estate sales representative

  • Residential real estate agent

Main Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Solicit property sales listings from prospective vendors

  • Assist vendors in selling property by establishing asking price, advertising the property, listing the property with listing services and conducting open houses for prospective buyers

  • Assist prospective buyers in selecting, visiting, inspecting and making offers of purchase on real estate properties

  • Advise clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters

  • Draw up sales agreements for approval of purchaser and seller

  • May rent or lease properties on behalf of clients.

Employment Requirements

  • 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.