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 is pleased to be proctoring three exams during the MainTrain 2015 conference in Vancouver. On Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 pm pacific time will be holding the following exams:

ICML Exam - The International Council for Machinery Lubrication is a global non-profit organization dedicated to helping lubrication practitioners succeed in their professional careers.  ICML certification exams are in accordance with ISO 18436 and are available worldwide, in multiple languages.

CAMA Exam - The Certified Asset Management Assessor exam managed by the World Partners in Asset Management will be offered during the conference. This exam complies with the GFMAM's competency specification for an ISO 55001 asset management auditor/assessor, ensuring that successful applicants have the minimum knowledge to be an ISO 55001 assessor. 

CMRP Exam - Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) exam will be offered at MainTrain by an SMRP certified proctor. The CMRP is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and follows ISO standards.

For more information and to register for any of the exams click here.

The Plant Engineering and Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC)'s Saskatoon Chapter invites you to join them for their monthly beer night. These monthly get-togethers are a great way for our local community of members to stay abreast of the latest developments in the field and network among fellow members. Ask for the PEMAC reserved table.

Date: Wednesday, August 12, 2015   Time: 6:30 pm 

Congress Beer House - 215 2nd Ave S
Saskatoon, SK

PEMAC invites you to join us for our next webcast in the 2015 Lunch & Learn Series, taking place on September 9 at 12:00 to 1:00 pm Pacific Time. See how KPIs can be used at your own organization, and what kind of impact they can have, when J.-P. Pascoli, Manager, Engineering & Maintenance at Cameco Corporation shares how KPIs were introduced to maintenance crews and the entire site as part of the Operational Reliability program launched at Cameco's Port Hope conversion facility. J.-P. demonstrates how simply tools and concepts of change management were used for a success implementation and ongoing maintenance crew performance management system. Click here for more information and to register.

Jul 07 2015

PEMAC Turns 25

In 1989 a few engineers and maintenance professionals put their heads together to address a mutual concern: maintenance practitioners provide a vital service and make significant decisions that have an impact on the sustainability of their organizations, yet there was no association in Canada catering to the needs of workers in the maintenance profession and no recognition of the essential role they play in the success of asset-intensive organizations, such as public infrastructure and private manufacturing and processing plants. They discussed and brainstormed ideas about creating a Canadian association to represent maintenance professionals and support maintenance professionalism. From there PEMAC was born.

Twenty-five year's later PEMAC has grown into an organization that continues to search for ways to achieve its vision and mission. Read more in our July edition of the newsletter PEMACTION! And don't miss the many PEMAC stories from some of our members on our LinkedIn page. Share your story there as well!

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