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

Maintenance Management Professional Certificate is developed and authorized by the Plant and Engineering Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC). The courses in the Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) Certification Program consists of eight modules. Receive your Canadian certification as a professional maintenance manager. Want to know more? Want to promote this within your organization?

Join us for a 1 hour information session – delivered LIVE Online (in partnership with Northern Lakes College). Participate from the comfort of your office or home at your computer. MMP Information Session – FREE, all you need to do is register to participate.

Date: Thursday, March 5

Time: 6:30 to 7:30 pm (Mountain Time Zone)

Click here for more information.
To register click here to fill out an online application.
Call 1-866-652-3456, extension 8623 or 780-849-8623

Already MMP Certified? We invite you to share this invitation with colleagues and supervisors to extend the benefits of certification with others and across your organization.

PEMAC (Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada) GTA Chapter President Nigel D'Souza is pleased to invite you to the next meeting of the GTA Chapter.

Date: Friday, May 29, 2015      Time: 11:30 am to 2:30 pm

Greater Toronto Airport Authority
2933 Convair Drive, Mississauga, ON

Topic: Getting RCM based maintenance strategies "off the shelf" and into your program
Speaker: Dan Everitt, APG

In this presentation, you will learn how implementing a reliability centered maintenance program is not always easy. You will discover that various departments outside of Reliability, including Supply Chain, Planning, Document Control, Maintenance and Operations also have certain demands and expectations placed on them during the implementation phase of an RCM. Receive the tools you need to create a productive team environment, along with tips to building a successful strategy. Whether you have are thinking about an RCM, are just implementing one, or already have one in place, you will gain great insight, and tools that you can use in any project.

11:30 am Introduction and PEMAC update
12:00 pm Lunch and Networking (Sponsored by GTAA)
12:30 pm Dan Everitt Presentation followed by Q&A
1:35 pm Tours of GTAA People Mover System & Moore's Creek Storm Water Management Facility
2:20 pm Closing 

Cost: No charge.

Click here to register or email Attendance by registration only to ensure adequate seating.

PEMAC (Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada) Alberta Chapter President Abrar Amhad is pleased to invite you to the next meeting of the Alberta Chapter Event in the Edmonton area.

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015       Time: 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Dow Centennial Centre
8700 - 84 Street
Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 4P5

Topic: Setting up an Asset Management Program, in a traditional maintenance environment

Speaker: Tony McWhannel, P. Eng, MBA
General Manager, Slave Lake Pulp, a division of West Fraser

Several years ago West Fraser found that reliability was costing the plant many millions of dollars per year in its Eurocan mill.  The plant was 50 years old, had over 500 employees and competed on the global market.  Pulp mills compete in a mature industry where profit margins are thin and continuous improvement is imperative. The mill had a traditional maintenance department, with an added and growing reliability team.  However, plant reliability did not improve sufficiently.  Regardless of the reliability team’s effort, plant uptime was unaffected. In this presentation you will hear first-hand how the organization reassessed and created a dedicated Core Reliability Team.  The team was cross functional and worked independently from the existing maintenance department.  The team reviewed statistics, mill performance and root cause investigations.  They decided to dedicate their efforts to one area of the plant and build a new reliability program, called Asset Care.  The results were improved uptime, lower costs and a new maintenance culture. Tony will share insights gained with West Fraser’s experience, and demonstrate how you can improve your organization's reliability..  

6:30 pm – Introduction and PEMAC update
6:45 pm – Light dinner and networking (Sponsor ARMS Reliability)
7:30 pm -- Presentation
8:20 pm – Closing

This is a complimentary event. Thank you to our event sponsors ARMS Reliability.

Attendance by registration only to ensure adequate seating.

Click here to register or email prior to end of day March 17 and look for the confirmation email which will contain location details.

PEMAC is proud to support the Asset Management Council's annual conference: AMPEAK taking place May 24 to 28, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

AMPEAK 2015 is a must for asset owners from all industries as well as asset management professionals and associated service providers. At AMPEAK, experience a diverse range of informative and educational topics, delivered by a global collective of experts from and including the Mining, Transport, Water and IT industries, Government and academia; speakers from UK, NZ, USA, Canada, Brazil, Malaysia, Germany and Australia.

Click here for more information about the conference including the preliminary agenda.

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