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!

On September 19th, PEMAC received notification for having been recognized by the Society for Maintenance & Reliability Professionals (SMRP) as an approved provider of continuing education and training aligned with key subject areas related to reliability and physical asset management.

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PEMAC (Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada) Alberta Chapter President Abrar Ahmad is pleased to invite you to the next meeting of the Alberta Chapter. If you have not already registered be sure to register now as space is limited.

Date: Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016    Time: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location:  The Bow Valley Club, Calgary, AB

Topic: Managing Maintenance Activities on a Very Time Sensitive Manufacturing Process

Speaker: Rigoberto Sanchez, P.Eng. Maintenance Manager at TC Transcontinental Printing Calgary Division

For more information and to reserve your spot
click here.

PEMAC is pleased to be hosting it's first French language webcast entitled: PM ou PdM – où est l’équilibre. Dharmen Dhaliah will be on hand to share his insight during the webcast on October 3 at 12:00 pm eastern. Click here for more information and to register.

James Reyes-Picknell

Photo James Reyes-Picknell

Through his work, contacts, publications, and presentations Jim is recognized as a thought leader in the area of maintenance, reliability, and asset management.

His career, spanning over 35 years includes leading a global consulting practice (PwCC / IBM), contract engineering and reliability consulting, leading the support efforts for aircraft and a major warship program, working hands-on in a plant reliability and maintenance engineering role and serving as a shipboard engineering officer. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, post grad studies in business and naval architecture plus dozens of industrial and corporate training courses. He is currently the founder and President of "Conscious Asset", a specialist consulting and training firm.

Jim has also given back to the profession through volunteer contributions to PEMAC and other like-minded professional associations. For example, Jim is a member of the GTA chapter of PEMAC and participated last year in developing a PEMAC white paper for the membership entitled Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) KPI’s for Measuring Success. Over the past year he has also been an active member of PEMAC Body of Knowledge project team, and also served actively on the MainTrain committee. Jim was also one of the original instructors teaching the MMP program at Durham College in Oshawa and has authored and edited the 2nd and 3rd editions of “Uptime”, the largest selling maintenance book and the reference text for PEMAC's Maintenance Management Professional (MMP) Module 1 Course.

It is with great pleasure that the PEMAC Board of Directors honours this most deserving candidate for the Sergio Guy Award.

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