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Ark Tsisserev launching EFS, electrical and fire safety consulting company

January 12, 2014 | By Anthony Capkun

January 12, 2014 – Arkady (Ark) Tsisserev—formerly of Stantec and former electrical safety manager, chief electrical inspector & city electrician for the City of Vancouver—is launching his own firm, EFS Engineering Solutions Ltd., an electrical and fire safety consulting company.

Ark was Stantec’s corporate electrical discipline leader and one of the company principals for almost four years, and was the electrical safety regulator for more than 25. Before moving to the City of Vancouver, he served as head of the Electrical Section for the City of Winnipeg Inspections Department.

Ark started his work in the electrical industry in 1962 as a construction electrician, and is a certified electrical inspector in the Province of British Columbia. He obtained his Ph.D. from the State University in Ukraine in 1972, and he also holds a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba.

He is an active member of numerous industry associations and technical committees, including CSA/CEC, NFPA/NEC, IEEE, ULC, SCC and IEC. Ark currently chairs the technical committee for CEC development, CSA Steering Committee for the requirements of electrical safety, and represents Canada on the NEC and IEC code committees.


Tsisserev has written and published many articles and course notes, and taught various Canadian Electrical Code (CEC), fire alarm and emergency system courses at the universities of British Columbia and Manitoba, as well as other venues.

Ark can be reached at ark.tsisserev@gmail.com or by regular mail at:

Ark Tsisserev
EFS Engineering Solutions Ltd.
255 Newport Drive, Suite 175
Port Moody, BC  V3H 5H1

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