Career Opportunities

As the governing body for Alberta’s residential real estate, commercial real estate, property management, condominium management, and mortgage brokerage licensees, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is committed to the public interest by promoting the integrity of the industry and protecting consumers. Our dedicated staff team leverage their education and experience to support this mandate.

Why you should join our team

At all levels of our organization we strive to support our mandate to protect the public of Alberta. Along with meaningful work tied to a progressive strategic plan, RECA offers a variety of perks and benefits for our employees. Please note that perks and benefits are based on the nature of the position. Further detail is provided through the recruitment process. Perks and benefits include:

  • Competitive compensation with comprehensive benefits package based on position
  • Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) with specified contribution matching based on the position
  • Employee years of service recognition
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Office space in our brand new building on the periphery of downtown with nearby amenities that include walking paths, restaurants, coffee shops, grocery stores, fitness facilities, and more
  • RECA’s office is a five minute walk from the Sunalta C-Train station with multiple paid parking lots in the surrounding area
  • Heated underground parking can be purchased at a discounted rate, with applicable taxable benefit applied, subject to availability
  • Office space and staff spaces that are functional and designed with employee comfort and safety in mind.  Amenities include but are not limited to ergonomic work stations including sit/standing desks, LED lighting, a Staff Café, secure office access, and quiet room
  • Access to the latest audiovisual technology in meeting rooms for video conferencing and presentations
  • A strong organizational culture that includes an active social committee
  • A commitment to work-life flow for our employees including a standard 37.5 hour work week

If you are interested in using your skills to support our progressive non-profit organization please see our career opportunities below. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will contact only those individuals we are considering for interviews.

Read more about how RECA operates and how we’re organized.

Current Opportunities


The opportunity

Are you an experienced investigator with an interest in the real estate industry or professional regulation? Do you want to help build the real estate industry’s reputation and protect the public? Or are you an experienced licensee looking for a new challenge? If so, this may be the career opportunity for you!

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is seeking an Investigator to join our dynamic team. On behalf of the Registrar, you will investigate the conduct of licensees and unlicensed persons into possible breaches of the Real Estate Act by objectively gathering all relevant facts and safeguarding evidence.

This permanent, full-time employment opportunity offers competitive compensation with a comprehensive benefits package, 3 weeks’ vacation, a health care spending account, employer matching RRSP plan, and a hybrid work environment of 2 days a week in the office.

Role & responsibilities

  • investigate: the initial evaluation of complaints and subsequent investigations into potential breaches of the legislation
  • assess: evaluate the conduct of licensees and unlicensed persons arising from a complaint or information based on the facts and circumstances at the time in question
  • recommend: upon completion of the investigation, recommend an outcome and document information to support decisions
  • demonstrate: use proven analytical and problem-solving skills and use logical decision-making
  • trust: proven ability to build relationships with both internal and external stakeholders
  • collaborate: work with team members to ensure the investigative and resolution process complies with the Real Estate Act
  • report: prepare complete and objective investigation reports for the Registrar and analysis reports for Legal Counsel
  • communicate: explain complex legal concepts to individuals
  • participate: attend hearings and prosecutions as a witness to provide evidence

Skills & qualifications

  • minimum of post-secondary diploma, certificate, or equivalent from an accredited university or college
  • minimum of 2-3 years of investigation experience or equivalent
  • an investigation designation such as National Certified Investigator & Inspector Training – Basic and Specialized (NCIT), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or Certified Financial Crimes Investigator (CFCI) is preferred
  • a certificate in Tribunal Administrative Justice from the Foundation of Administrative Justice is preferred
  • familiarity with the industry sectors RECA regulates is an asset
  • strong written and verbal skills including experience with report writing
  • interviewing experience and techniques with the ability to deal with, and persuade, difficult persons
  • strong analytical, research, and problem-solving skills
  • computer literacy including proficiency in Office 365
  • can work under pressure in a changing and fast-paced environment
  • investigation experience within a regulatory environment is an asset
  • experience with interpreting and applying legislation is an asset
  • a valid driver’s license for occasional travel

How to apply

If you think this might be the career opportunity for you, submit your cover letter and resume to Human Resources at hr@reca.ca by February 26, 2024. Please include “Investigator” in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will contact only those individuals we are considering for participation in selection exercises or interviews. We may also consider your application for other job openings at RECA.

About us

As the governing body for Alberta’s residential real estate, commercial real estate, property management, condominium management, and mortgage brokerage licensees, the Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is committed to the public interest by promoting the integrity of the industry and protecting consumers.

RECA’s mandate is to protect consumers, to provide services to facilitate the business of licensees, and to protect against, investigate, detect, and suppress fraud as it relates to the business of licensees. As the governing body, we are guided by our commitment to integrity, professionalism, mutual respect, transparency, collaboration, and communication. Please visit reca.ca for more information.


The opportunity

Are you a designated accounting professional or certified fraud examiner with a passion for sharing your industry knowledge with others? Are you committed to upholding the ethics and integrity of the real estate, mortgage brokerage, condominium management, and property management services industry?  Do you enjoy analyzing information and communicating the results to relevant stakeholders?? RECA is looking for an organized and proactive self-starter ready to influence and educate brokers and licensees on industry standards.

The Auditor plays a critical role in ensuring accounting and operational requirements are met and that licensees have the knowledge and tools they need to conduct their business ethically and professionally. This role requires a technically savvy team player who takes the initiative to complete their tasks in a timely manner. The Auditor encourages professional excellence and legislative compliance through proactive practice reviews (audits) that educate licensees on regulatory requirements.

Our employees enjoy a dynamic hybrid work environment, with an emphasis on professional growth and work/life balance. This permanent, full-time position offers a competitive salary, plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes a group health insurance plan, 3 weeks’ vacation, a health spending account, wellness spending account, and employer matching RRSP plan.

Role & responsibilities

  • review and analyze trust accounting at brokerages
  • examine transaction files, office management procedures, accounting practices, completeness of documentation, and file management practices
  • identify and document legislative breaches and areas of improvement for the brokerage
  • share and discuss findings and recommendations with brokers
  • prepare written reports for brokers, investigators, other RECA units or industry councils on audit findings, provision of recommendations or advice on industry standards and changes to legislation.
  • ensure brokers understand and take appropriate corrective actions
  • assist and advise the investigations unit with respect to accounting evidence, books and records
  • about 20% of the work will require travel to Alberta regions outside of Calgary as well as regular travel within the Calgary region
  • participate in industry training to remain up to date on current compliance
  • review policies, procedures and relevant legislation

Skills & qualifications

  • an accounting or certified fraud examiner designation, or working towards either designation, is required
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in an accounting or audit position that required review and analysis of bank reconciliations, income statements, and balance sheets is required
  • experience in the real estate, condominium management, or mortgage brokerage industries is considered an asset
  • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation considered an asset

Other required qualifications include:

  • excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • strong attention to detail and analytical skills
  • diplomacy, conflict management, collaboration and decision-making skills
  • ability to work independently and take the initiative while contributing to a team environment
  • proficient computer skills and aptitude to learn new technologies
  • ability to work with individuals from varied experiences and backgrounds
  • a valid driver’s license and personal vehicle to attend practice reviews

How to apply

If you think this is the job for you, please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@reca.ca no later than January 16, 2024. Please include “Auditor” in the subject line of your email. We thank all applicants for their interest. We will only contact those individuals we are considering for interviews. We may consider your application for other job openings at RECA.