The basis of the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) and the New West Partnership Trade Agreement (NWPTA) is to promote an open, efficient, and stable domestic market for long-term job creation and economic growth. RECA strongly supports these agreements.
If the originating jurisdiction has education and occupational standards, RECA will facilitate labour mobility to real estate and mortgage brokers licensed and conducting brokerage activities in other Canadian jurisdictions when:
All licensing applicants in Alberta must sign a declaration (included in the licence application) that acknowledges their obligations to:
If the licence in the originating jurisdiction does not include education or occupational standards for a specific area of practice in Alberta, the applicant is required to complete education requirements related to area(s) of practice not covered by the licence in their originating jurisdiction.
Alberta, British Columbia, and Nova Scotia practice designated agency and transaction brokerage. As real estate licensees outside of these jurisdictions do not receive education in designated agency and transaction brokerage, they must complete the Consumer Relationships e-learning course on these topics. The Consumer Relationships course fee is $300 and its completion must be within 120 days of RECA issuing a licence.
You can request a review of your eligibility for labour mobility by completing an online application and paying the $100 application fee.
All labour mobility applicants must give RECA a current certified criminal record check (CCRC). If you do not apply for your CCRC in a timely manner, a delay may occur in processing of your licence application.
RECA will not approve labour mobility applications for Alberta-based individuals who have taken licensing education and obtained a licence in another jurisdiction for the purpose of obtaining a licence in Alberta through labour mobility.