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.


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 Conference

For thirteen years, PEMAC's MainTrain conference has been the source for professional development for asset management, maintenance and reliability professionals in every industry. Canada's largest annual maintenance and physical asset management conference exhibition and networking event, will be held September 19 to 22, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario.


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 Certificate and Asset Management Professional program state that meeting and learning with other professionals was one of the key benefits of taking an MMP & AMP courses.



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 2015 - 2020 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 Nicolle Guillen for more information.

Contact PEMAC today!

Join PEMAC for its June Lunch & Learn webcast focusing on PM Startup and Optimization taking place on Thursday, June 2 at 12:00 pm Mountain Time Zone. Ahmed Rezika, Electrical Maintenance Manager at Rajhi Steel will take participants through the evolution of Preventive Maintenance (PM) that is based on analyzing equipment operating conditions, and its criticality to production and maintenance cost. He shares the journey that RajhiSteel, started with a greenfield mini mill 8 years ago, starting with setting safe PM schedule, parts stock to sustain production and moving on to root cause analyse of failures and plans for improvement. Using real examples Ammed will share that implementation is not the end of journey - it is where we need to evaluate whether we landed on the right solution from all aspects. Click here for more information and register for the webcast.

Delivered LIVE Online Equip your maintenance managers with the tools they need to drive improvement and create efficiencies within your organization

PEMAC invites you to join us for a complimentary one hour information session – delivered LIVE Online (in partnership with Northern Lakes College) where you'll learn more about the Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) Certificate Program. 

The MMP program provides training and certification to those aspiring to, or already in, maintenance management or supervisory positions enabling them to align their work with the Asset Management strategies and provide great efficiencies for their organization.

Register for this complimentary information session now and you will receive the log in details you will need to participate from the comfort of your office or home computer.

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Mountain Time Zone)

To Register
Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) Certificate Program
Northern Lakes College
Toll-free: 1-866-652-3456, ext 8623 or Direct: 780-849-8623
Click Here to fill out an online application.

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

PEMAC has now released program highlights for its MainTrain 2016 conference. Taking place from September 19 to 22 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, this year's conference focuses on Sustainable, Effective and Evolving strategies for maintenance, reliability and asset management programs. 

Register before May 31 to take advantage of the Early Bird discounts. Click here for more information and visit We look forward to seeing you in September! 

On behalf of the PEMAC Board of Directors, the Fort McMurray Chapter leadership team and the entire PEMAC membership I would like to extend thoughts and prayers to the PEMAC members, their families and associates who have been affected by the Fort McMurray fire.

We are proud to know that our members, being leaders in their companies, have very likely been on the front lines of offering help and assistance to evacuees while being evacuees themselves.

Understanding that homes, schools and businesses are places that we pour our hearts into, we would like to express deep sympathy for any who have these kinds of suffered personal, material losses. To all who have been evacuated, we know that the disruption to lives and loss of control for the foreseeable future is extremely difficult under what were already difficult and uncertain times in the region. 

Like so many around the country we are moved to offer any kind of assistance that might be meaningful. For members from outside the region here are a few points about how to help:

- Given that the Federal and Provincial governments have pledged to make matching contributions via the Red Cross PEMAC will donate $1000 to the Red Cross and we would like to encourage our members to consider making personal contributions as well. For more on how the Red Cross will handle contributions see this article.  To donate personally click here.

- Maclean's magazine has compiled a great list of agencies who are set up to administer many different kinds of assistance in this article.

- In addition we are happy to connect PEMAC members who might want to offer practical assistance directly to other PEMAC members. You could email with such offers. We will compile these as they come in and forward them on to our Fort McMurray Chapter members.

Wishing our Fort McMurray Chapter members and friends safety and hope at this difficult time.

Cindy Snedden
Executive Director, PEMAC

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