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, and the RECA Strategic Plan.

 

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, treadmill desk, 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.

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As the governing body for Alberta’s real estate brokerage, 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 and regulation of the industry and protecting consumers. Our dedicated staff team leverage their education and experience to support this mandate and the RECA Strategic Plan. An opportunity now exists to lead this dynamic regulator.

Reporting to the Board, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) provides leadership in the establishment and implementation of the mandate, principles, and values of the regulator. They provide leadership in setting and implementing annual strategic goals, objectives, and priorities. The CEO provides information, advice, and support to enable sound decision-making by the Board. They are responsible for the day-to-day operations, ensuring prudent stewardship of human and financial resources, and promoting organizational integrity. The CEO acts as a key spokesperson for the regulator, promoting a positive image to external groups and the media.

The ideal candidate is a strategic and visionary leader with a proven record of instilling organizational excellence and strong relationships in organizations with comparable scale, scope, and complexity. Their experience has been gained through a minimum of 10 years in a senior leadership role in a professional or occupational regulatory body or within a regulated industry sector. They are a highly skilled communicator, credible in front of any audience, with the maturity, presence, and political acumen to develop cooperation and collaboration across a diverse group of stakeholders. The CEO will bring a strong understanding of board governance as they work closely with the Board, Board Chair, and Industry Councils.

The successful candidate will have a university degree in a related field of study, such as law, accounting, commerce, business administration, or a post secondary education relevant to the industry sectors regulated by RECA.

To apply for this position, please submit your application and related materials to opportunities@boyden.com  and state the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted.


The opportunity

Are you a designated accounting professional with experience conducting external audits? Do you have experience in Alberta’s real estate, mortgage brokerage, or property management services and want to put your accounting skills to work? Do you want to help build the industry’s reputation and protect the public? If so, this may be the right opportunity for you.

The Real Estate Council of Alberta (RECA) is looking for two (2) Trust Assurance & Practice Review Officer (Auditors) to join its team. Trust Assurance & Practice Review Officers encourage professional excellence and legislative compliance through proactive audits that educate and assist real estate, mortgage, and property management brokers. This position plays a key role by providing positive and constructive practical regulatory advice to licensees through the review process.

Our employees enjoy a dynamic work environment, with an emphasis on work/life balance. This permanent, full-time position offers an annual starting salary of $70,000–$74,000, plus a comprehensive benefits package that includes a group health insurance plan, 3 weeks’ vacation, a health care spending account, and employer matching RRSP plan.

Role & responsibilities

  • review and analyze trust accounting at brokerages,
  • review 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
  • review findings and recommendations with brokers, including preparing written reports, and ensuring brokers understand and take appropriate corrective actions
  • about 20% of the work will require travel to Alberta regions outside of Calgary

Skills & qualifications

  • post-secondary accounting courses
  • an accounting designation or working towards an accounting designation is required
  • 3 to 5 years of experience working in an accounting position that required review and analysis of bank reconciliations, income statements, and balance sheets

AND at least one of the following:

  • experience in the real estate or mortgage brokerage industries
  • experience conducting audits or business practice reviews

Other required qualifications include:

  • excellent communication (written and verbal), attention to detail, and analytical skills
  • conflict management, judgment and decision-making skills, and collaboration
  • ability to work independently while contributing to a team environment
  • solid computer skills
  • 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 May 31, 2021. Please include “Trust Assurance & Practice Review Officer” 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.


RECA has opportunities for two (2) residential real estate or property management licensees to join its hearing panel roster. Roster members serve as decision makers as part of hearing panels under the Real Estate Act and Rules.

For the residential real estate or property management professional opportunities, applicants should have:

  • at least 5 years residential real estate or property management industry experience
  • good understanding of real estate or property management practice and standards
  • sound judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • outstanding integrity
  • ability to analyze and make findings of fact and breach
  • excellent communication skills
  • administrative law knowledge and past tribunal experience are assets

The appointments may be up to three (3) years with the possibility of an additional three (3) year term. RECA provides training and daily honoraria and expenses apply.

If you are an enthusiastic supporter of self-regulation with a genuine interest in maintaining professional standards, please forward a letter of introduction and your resume by May 14, 2021 to cthompson@reca.ca. Only those selected will be contacted.


RECA has opportunities for two (2) commercial real estate licensees to join its hearing panel roster. Roster members serve as decision makers as part of hearing panels under the Real Estate Act and Rules.

For the commercial real estate professional opportunities, applicants should have:

  • at least 5 years commercial real estate industry experience
  • good understanding of real estate practice and standards
  • sound judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • outstanding integrity
  • ability to analyze and make findings of fact and breach
  • excellent communication skills
  • administrative law knowledge and past tribunal experience are assets

The appointments may be up to three (3) years with the possibility of an additional three (3) year term. RECA provides training and daily honoraria and expenses apply.

If you are an enthusiastic supporter of self-regulation with a genuine interest in maintaining professional standards, please forward a letter of introduction and your resume by May 14, 2021 to cthompson@reca.ca. Only those selected will be contacted.


RECA has opportunities for five (5) public members to join its hearing panel roster. Roster members serve as decision makers as part of hearing panels under the Real Estate Act and Rules.

For the public member opportunities, applicants should have:

  • at least 5 years as a law society member
  • sound judgment, tact and diplomacy
  • outstanding integrity
  • ability to make and write tribunal decisions
  • excellent written communication skills
  • administrative law knowledge is required
  • past experience as a tribunal decision maker is an asset
  • understanding of industry practice in one or more of real estate, mortgage, property management or condominium management would be considered an asset

The appointment may be up to three (3) years with the possibility of an additional three (3) year term. RECA provides training and daily honoraria and expenses apply.

If you are an enthusiastic supporter of self-regulation with a genuine interest in maintaining professional standards, please forward a letter of introduction and your resume by May 14, 2021 to cthompson@reca.ca. Only those selected will be contacted.


RECA has opportunities for two (2) mortgage brokers or associates to join its hearing panel roster. Roster members serve as decision makers as part of hearing panels under the Real Estate Act and Rules.

For the mortgage broker and associate opportunities, applicants should have:

  • at least 5 years of mortgage industry experience
  • excellent understanding of mortgage practice and standards
  • sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy
  • outstanding integrity
  • ability to analyze, and make findings of fact and breach
  • excellent communication skills
  • administrative law knowledge and past tribunal experience are assets

These appointments may be for up to three (3) years with the possibility of an additional three (3) year term. RECA provides training and daily honoraria and expenses apply.

If you are an enthusiastic supporter of self-regulation with a genuine interest in maintaining and raising professional standards, please forward a letter of introduction and your resume by May 14, 2021 to cthompson@reca.ca. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.