Re: using reciprocity in Canada
Hi, I’m a resident of the state of Utah and I’ve been trying to find out how I can utilize my reciprocity with Alberta. I’ve gotten as far as finding out the steps to get the license but can’t seem to find out how the whole selling real estate works there. Where I can’t get straight answers is if I need to get a work permit? Are Alberta realtors private contractors like they are in Utah? Therefore, could I hang my license with a broker and just go straight to work there? If you know any of these answers, I would be so grateful!
Excellent question! Alberta’s reciprocity agreement with Utah only allows you to bypass their education requirements to get a license and work in Alberta. In order to legally complete transactions in Alberta, you will still need to qualify for Alberta’s licensure requirements.
Here’s a quick step by step guide for Americans seeking to become licensed in Alberta. https://www.recbc.ca/licensing/jurisdiction.html#US
If you still need help with the process, reach out to Alberta’s education and licensing officer:
Education and Licensing Officer
Real Estate Council of British Columbia
900 – 750 West Pender Street Vancouver, BC V6C 2T8
or by fax: 604–683-9017