Ontario Labour Mobility Act
The Ontario Labour Mobility Act ensures that workers certified to practise in one province or territory are entitled to be certified in that occupation in Ontario without having to complete additional material training, experience, examinations or assessments.
Transfers From Other Canadian Jurisdictions
A real estate broker or salesperson from another province or territory is required to successfully complete the Interprovincial Challenge Examination, which tests for local knowledge, before they are eligible to apply for registration with RECO in Ontario.
Eligibility to Write the Interprovincial Challenge Examination
To qualify to write the Interprovincial Challenge Examination you must:
- Have been registered in a qualifying Canadian jurisdiction within the past two years; or
- Have completed pre-registration education in a qualifying Canadian jurisdiction within the past 12 months, but have not yet been registered.
- British Columbia
- New Brunswick
- Newfoundland and Labrador
- Nova Scotia
- Prince Edward Island
Brokers and salespeople who do not qualify to write the Interprovincial Challenge Examination may still be eligible for some educational accommodation through the Registrar’s Educational Equivalency Assessment Process.
About the Interprovincial Challenge Examination
The Interprovincial Challenge Examination is administered by the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) on behalf of the Registrar. The three-hour, multiple choice exam is an important tool in protecting the public interest that ensures applicants possess knowledge that is specific to real estate transactions in Ontario and the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002.
There is one exam, administered to both brokers and salespeople.
The exam tests applicants’ knowledge of Ontario law, real property law, and information that would otherwise be included in RECO’s residential and commercial pre-registration education. It is important to note that all applicants will be tested on both residential and commercial real estate knowledge, as under REBBA 2002, there are no specialty designations.
Applying to Write the Interprovincial Challenge Examination
If you are eligible to write the Interprovincial Challenge Examination, contact the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA). OREA will provide applicants with study and reference material.
Applicants are required to successfully complete the Interprovincial Challenge Examination with a minimum grade of 75 per cent.
After Successful Completion of the Interprovincial Challenge Examination
Upon successful completion of the Interprovincial Challenge Examination, applicants must then submit an application for registration, the Interprovincial Challenge Examination transcript, a history of registration from their present jurisdiction including any disciplinary actions, and the appropriate application fee.
It is important to remember that, in addition to being currently eligible for registration and having successfully completed the Interprovincial Challenge Examination, applicants must meet all other (non-education) requirements for registration.
Please note: Applicants must apply for registration under REBBA 2002 within 12 months of successfully completing the Interprovincial Challenge Exam.