The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is one of Canada’s largest single-industry trade associations, representing more than 96,000 real estate Brokers/agents and salespeople working through more than 100 real estate Boards and Associations.
Registrants in any province who become members of organized real estate have an obligation to act in accordance with the REALTOR® Code. This Code outlines the accepted standard of conduct for all real estate practitioners who are members of a real estate Board or a Provincial Association.
CREA owns the MLS® and REALTOR® trademarks, which signify a high standard
of service and identify members of CREA.
Not every real estate practitioner
is a REALTOR®.
Only real estate professionals who are members of their local real estate board and of CREA, and subscribe to the ethical standards of the REALTOR® Code, are allowed to call themselves REALTORS®.
CREA also operates the, REALTOR.ca, ICX.ca, howrealtorshelp.ca web sites.
Taken from the CREA website.