Start a professional career in Canada’s
$1.4+ trillion mortgage industry*
Follow our step-by-step guide, become a Mortgage Professional, and create building blocks to future success
Complete the entry-level educational requirements in your province.
Provinces use different terminology to refer to mortgage brokering professionals, such as: agent, associate, salesperson, submortgage broker. Refer to each province for the correct licensing/registration information and requirements.
Select your province to choose the entry-level course:
Your company/brokerage will begin the licensing/registration process with you. Complete the application forms, get licensed/registered, and start your exciting new career!
- Build your business! Start advertising, networking, building referral sources and providing sound mortgage advice to your customers.
- Stay up-to-date with lenders’ products and policies and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.
- Keep learning! Access education opportunities and attend industry events.
Here are some opportunities to grow:
Get Accredited (optional)
Consider differentiating yourself by working towards an industry-specific professional designation, such as the Accredited Mortgage Professional (AMP).
Take it to the Next Level (optional)
Take your career to the next level by upgrading your licence/registration (where applicable):
- Accrue a minimum of two (2) years’ experience as a licensed/registered mortgage professional
- Complete the senior/broker-level educational requirements
- Upgrade your licence/registration status
Each province has its own unique requirements for license/registration level upgrades, if applicable. Visit the provincial regulator for more information:
Make Your Mark (optional)
Expanding your professional footprint and capacity. For example, you can:
- Hire an assistant
- Build and manage a team
- Start your own brokerage
Give Back (optional)
Share your knowledge and participate in the continuous improvement of the profession. Why not:
- Lead a team
- Mentor new industry participants
- Present at industry events and/or education sessions
- Join an industry committee
Here are some ways in which you can get involved: