Commissionaires Québec, a division of Commissionaires, serves eastern Québec from its head office in Québec City. The division's territory spans from Trois-Rivières to the Magdalen Islands, including the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. With a staff of more than 850 employees, Commissionaires Québec offers competitive pricing and quality services to all its clients. Commissionaires Québec is certified to ISO 9001:2008 standards and requires all its guards to be trained to CGSB specifications for private security. For our clients, this stands as our guarantee of excellence both in management and in providing security services. Drawing on more than 60 years experience protecting Canadians and their property, our unique combination of knowledge and integrity has made us the region's most trusted security partner.
Commissionaires Québec Office
Lieutenant-Colonel Mark E. Poirier CD
CEO, Commissionaires Québec
In 2002, Lieutenant-Colonel Mark Poirier became the Chief Executive Officer of Commissionaires Québec—a company with 800 employees, a $20 million budget, and a service territory that spans from Trois-Rivières to the Magdalen Islands, (including the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region).
Mark’s career is highlighted with elite military, professional, educational and personal milestone achievements. In addition to being a well-travelled professional, he has acquired a wide spectrum of management, public administration, sales, recruiting, training and negotiation skills that further strengthened his leadership role at Commissionaires Québec.
During his formative years in the Canadian Forces (1961-1985), Mark was posted across Canada and in countries such as Germany and Cyprus. He was appointed to various positions, including Director of Recruiting for the Province of Québec, Chief Administration Officer at CFB Valcartier, Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion Royal 22nd Regiment and the Québec Citadel, and Director of Language Training and Translation at Base Gagetown (New Brunswick).
Between 1985-1992, Mark served as Chief of Staff to the Lieutenant-Governor of Québec. During his seven-year tenure, he coordinated all official events and acted as the designated speaker for official public and media relations matters. Additionally, Mark managed the human, material and financial resources allotted to the Lieutenant-Governor.
Beginning in 1992, Mark served as Land Forces Command senior reserve advisor, during which time he fulfilled various supervisory, training, policy and liaison roles. In 1995, he transitioned to a successful career as a real estate broker and between 2001-2002, he worked as a Real Estate Sales Director before stepping into his current role as CEO of Commissionaires Québec.
Mark’s educational pursuits are well-rounded. After studying industrial chemistry at college in Shawinigan, Mark enjoyed a variety of training opportunities with the Canadian Forces. He is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Junior Staff College, Senior Staff College, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Defence College. Additionally, Mark has completed courses in demolition, surveying, industrial security, paratrooper training, first aid, computers, sales and marketing, conciliation, and arbitration.
Mark currently holds memberships with ASIS International, the Joint Committee of the Provincial Security Agencies, and the Québec Garrison Club. In the past he served as President of the Heart Disease Foundation, Vice-President of the Real Estate Board of Québec, and President of the Québec Cadet League.