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Prince Albert

Our team has developed the start-up business plan for Prince Albert and is actively working toward restarting the mill. As part of that work, we are expanding our Prince Albert team, continuing with our engineering work, actively engaging with the provincial government and building Indigenous partnerships in the region.

Upon restart, the mill will create 250 direct jobs and support an additional 1,650 indirect jobs. With an annual capacity of 350,000 tonnes of Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK), it will consume 1.8 million m3 of fibre annually. For more information about the restart, please email princealbert@paperexcellence.com.

FACTS & FIGURES

  • The mill has an annual capacity of 350,000 tonnes of Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK).
  • NBSK pulp is composed of longer fibres and is primarily used as reinforcement pulp.
  • It is used for manufacturing a variety of paper products including printing and writing paper, specialty grades and a range of tissue products.
  • 250 direct jobs and 1,650 indirect jobs once restarted
  • Actively seeking Indigenous partnerships for both mill operations and fibre supply.
  • An estimated $300 million in economic contribution
  • Local property taxation of $1.3 million annually
  • ISO 14001 environmental management system will be implemented
  • 100% of their wood fibre will be low risk using the FSC risk assessment process
  • Will be certified to FSC Controlled Wood; FSC® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody
  • Robust health and safety program to help protect employees both before and after restart
  • Community and First Nations scholarships for students in the Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division

FACTS & FIGURES

  • The mill has an annual capacity of 350,000 tonnes of Northern Bleached Softwood Kraft (NBSK).
  • NBSK pulp is composed of longer fibres and is primarily used as reinforcement pulp.
  • It is used for manufacturing a variety of paper products including printing and writing paper, specialty grades and a range of tissue products.
  • 250 direct jobs and 1,650 indirect jobs once restarted
  • Actively seeking Indigenous partnerships for both mill operations and fibre supply.
  • An estimated $300 million in economic contribution
  • Local property taxation of $1.3 million annually
  • ISO 14001 environmental management system will be implemented
  • 100% of their wood fibre will be low risk using the FSC risk assessment process
  • Will be certified to FSC Controlled Wood; FSC® and PEFC™ Chain of Custody
  • Robust health and safety program to help protect employees both before and after restart
  • Community and First Nations scholarships for students in the Saskatchewan Rivers Public School Division


PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION BOARDS

If you were unable to attend the recent Public Information Session about the restart of Prince Albert Pulp Mill, please download an electronic version of the boards displayed at the event. If you have further questions about the project, please contact us at princealbert@paperexcellence.com.
DOWNLOAD PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION BOARDS

CULTIVATING INDIGENOUS PARTNERSHIPS

For more than 10 years, Paper Excellence has worked in partnership with the Meadow Lake Tribal Council through Mistik Management Limited. Our learnings from those long-term relationships have resulted in a real-life understanding of both the successes and challenges in fostering positive business partnerships together with Saskatchewan’s Indigenous Peoples.

Mistik Management Ltd., a forest management company formed in 1990, is dedicated to the sustainable use and stewardship of 1.9 million hectares of forest in northwestern Saskatchewan.

  • Mistik’s workforce is over 70% Indigenous
  • 168 vendors work with Mistik, with 67 grossing more than $50,000 annually
  • Mistik works with Co-management Boards who liaise with communities about Mistik’s forest activities
  • Mistik delivers 1.4 million m3 of fi bre to shareholder mills annually
  • Respecting the legal and customary rights of Indigenous Peoples and other forest users
  • Creating and maintaining collaborative relationships
  • Maximizing face-to-face communication and information sharing
  • Undertaking responsible forestry according to the best available scientifi c consensus
  • Conducting ourselves with honesty, integrity, transparency, fairness and caring

At our Meadow Lake pulp mill we have partnered with Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI) since 2017 to hire term apprentices who are of Indigenous status (Métis, First Nations or Inuit). This program benefi ts both Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp Inc. (MLMP) and the apprentice. MLMP receives a wage subsidy and the apprentice receives hours of experience towards their apprenticeship program. In total, we have hired 13 term positions to date with plans to continue the program in 2021. Through the GDI Apprentice Programs we have supported: millwrights, heavy duty mechanics, and welders.

We have also utilized GDI the past three summers to hire summer students of Métis status. Since 2017, we have hired 10 Métis summer students.

Paper Excellence is a proud supporter of the Tony Cote Summer Games held in 2019 at the Flying Dust First Nation in partnership with the City of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. Attracting participation from over 2,500 First Nations youth from 74 Nations, this is the biggest annual event of the summer for Indigenous youth.

Fred Iron, member of the Canoe Lake Cree First Nation, lives in Cole Bay, SK and has worked with Mistik since 2002. Fred started his career as an equipment operator running a line skidder. In 2017, he purchased the business from his boss and in 2020, he bought a new 903M John Deere feller buncher (see photo above). He employs three other local community members and harvests 100,000 m3 annually.

Cal Natomagan from Pinehouse Lake, Saskatchewan, is part of the Industrial Millwright program at the Gabriel Dumont Institute. He has completed three term apprenticeships at Paper Excellence’s Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp.