Our Mill

At Port Hawkesbury Paper, our mission is to continually exceed our customers' expectations through a commitment to responsive, personalized service along with reliable and competitive products in the printing and publication paper market. The people behind the paper make the difference.

The SC machine at Port Hawkesbury Paper is capable of producing 400,000 tons of SCA++, SCA+, SCA and SCB papers for use in retail inserts, magazines and catalogs and represents about 20% of the North American capacity for SC paper. The mill delivers the highest quality and most efficient paper production available. Modern equipment, in combination with effective management and a highly skilled workforce, make the mill one of the premier paper manufacturers in the world. 

In addition to the supercalender machine, the mill has three thermomechanical pulp (TMP) lines which accounts for 90% of the mill's total fiber requirement. 

Learn more about Port Hawkesbury Paper by reading our data sheets and newsletters:

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PH Summer Newsletter 2021

View our latest email newsletter - Quarterly Rewind Summer, 2021


Eight Years of Success and Counting

We are on a mission to make Port Hawkesbury Paper the highest quality and most competitive producer of supercalendered paper in North America while at the same time being a great place to work, environmentally responsible and a strong contributor to the province of Nova Scotia. View the mill timeline to learn more about some of the major milestones.


Economic Impact

Port Hawkesbury Paper (PHP) is the largest industrial employer in Cape Breton and is the leader in supercalendered paper manufacturing in North America. The mill manages over 523,000 hectares of Crown land and is a key economic engine and cornerstone of Inverness, Richmond and Guysborough counties. With over 325 direct full-time equivalent jobs and nearly 700 additional indirect jobs, our business is integral to the economic success of the region – both directly through employment and through related businesses and services in the region.

View our 2018 Economic Impact Study »