Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada

PEMAC is a national not for profit association providing global leadership, education and certification in asset management practices.


Over the last 20 years our focus has been on the development and growth of our signature Maintenance Management Professional Certificate program.  Dedicated to remaining leaders in education and certification we have just initiated a new certificate program in Asset Management aligned with ISO 5500x.

Recognized Professional Development

Our Maintenance Management Professional Education & Certification Program is offered by 14 teaching institutions across Canada. Completion of the program leads to the MMP professional designation. The new Asset Management certificate program leads to a CAMP professional designation.


MainTrain Conferences

PEMAC's national MainTrain Conference brings you the opportunity to learn and network from the experts in maintenance, reliability and asset management.


Learn from other Members

Local Chapters host lunch and dinner meetings with guest speakers. At Chapter Meetings you have the opportunity to talk with others who share your interests and challenges.



PEMAC provides you with several opportunities for getting to know others who are striving for excellence in their maintenance, reliability and asset management professional practice. Become a member today!

MainTrain Conferences

MainTrain is developed and produced by the Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) - Canada's national not-for-profit association providing global leadership, education and certification in world-class maintenance, reliability and asset management practices. The next conferences will be held at the Radisson Vancouver Airport Hotel in Richmond, British Columbia from September 21 to 24, 2015.


Chapter Activities

Through participation at Chapter events you can meet people who do a similar job to you for another company or in another industry and get a fresh view point on challenges you are currently facing. In addition, if you are looking for work or looking for new team members, Chapter events are a great way to connect with people and companies with a view to professionalism.


Training Events

Education and training is also a great networking opportunity. Many participants in the Maintenance Management Professional Certifice program state that meeting and learning with other professionals was one of the key benefits of taking an MMP course.



PEMAC’s mission is to improve its member’s professionalism, safety, performance, and outside recognition, by providing specialized training and certification, undertaking research, providing forums for the exchange of information and acting as a public voice for its members and the profession.

Are you passionate about any of these areas? Become a member! There are many ways you can be involved:



The "Projects" page outlines projects associated with the 2009 - 2014 strategic plan for development of the Association. If you would like to become an active part of helping to realize our Vision and Mission, contact the Executive Director to find out how you can get involved.


Become a sponsor

Sponsoring PEMAC events and publications puts your name before a large audience of maintenance, reliability and asset management professionals while aiding us in our work of helping Canadian companies build world-class organizations.


Become an instructor or a speaker

We are always looking for speakers for Chapter Events, Webinars and Conferences. Contact the Executive Director for more information.

Contact the executive director

PEMAC Saskatoon Chapter invites you to their Quarterly Meeting.

Date: December 4th – 12:30 pm

Guest Speaker: James Reyes‐Picknell author of the best seller, “Uptime – Strategies for Excellence in Maintenance Management”

The Maintenance Excellence Journey – How to get started and how to sustain your improvements

Pizza lunch and refreshments will be supplied. For more information and to register click here.


Join us on Thursday, November 26 at 12:00 pm central time zone for our last in our 2015 PEMAC webcast series. This month's webcast features Kendal Martens from the City of Calgary, Water who will share the story of a Conditioned-Based Maintenance Strategy for Shaganappi Pump Station. 

In 2012, Calgary Water launched a comprehensive program (Secondary Water Supply Facilities Rehabilitation Program) which included assessing the condition of 18 pump stations. The result of this program ranked Shaganappi Pump Station as the most critical based on the condition of the equipment, the relatively large population and number of critical institutions it services. Learn how Calgary Water effectively implemented a condition-based maintenance strategy for this pump station, and how you can utilize some of the learnings in your own environment to minimize and control risk, and create an effective infrastructure.  For more information and to register click here.

PEMAC Alberta Chapter President Abrar Ahmad invites you to the next meeting of the Alberta Chapter Event for an evening of learning, sharing and networking. 

Date: Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015     Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location: The Bow Valley Club, Calgary, AB 

Remaining Life Assessment for Aging Assets presented by Pierre Du Plessis, Mechanical Engineering Advisor, Upstream at Suncor Energy Inc.

How long are we likely to live and how can we extend our lives while being healthy and productive? Each one of us ponder upon this question at some point in our lives. The same question applies to major equipment such as cokers in the oil industry. The presentation takes us through the coker remaining life assessment during the last 13 years at Suncor’s Upgrader in the oil Sands, and also what was done and accomplished in extending the life of the cokers significantly. Industry experience was reviewed, consultants were engaged, state of the art monitoring instruments were installed, fatigue tests were performed, and research was done to develop a strategy for life extension of the cokers. The work was awarded the Suncor’s President’s Operational Excellence Award (POEA) in 2012.

Space is limited. For details about the event including the complete agenda, and to register
click here.

The PEMAC Fort McMurray Chapter invites you to its November event. Space is limited so be sure to register now. Don't miss the opportunity to develop your knowledge, network with local professionals and enjoy a fine dinner, while celebrating the holiday season.

Date: Wednesday, November 25, 2015                  Time: 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Location: Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2H7

Guest Speakers:
Keith McGrath & Sheldon Germain, Fort McMurray Municipal Councillors

Topic: Regional Economics and What’s Affecting Fort McMurray

For more information and to register click here

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