MERIT Paper Company

Converting Done the Right Way

Merit Paper Company specializes in converting (Sheeting & Slitting”) Paper products and Supply of Paper Related Products.

A family-run business for over 50 years, Merit’s expertise and operational flexibility in converting products has expanded its customer base. Merit converts large rolls of everything from tissues to board & corrugated products. With uncompromising quality, Merit serves the changing needs of its customers, paper mills, printers and packagers from across Canada, the United States, Europe and beyond. Merit Paper Company has recently gone through an Acquisition and relocation of our plant.

Though our Sheeting and slitting services are going strong – we plan to bring our Recycling and Warehousing Services online sometime in Q1 of 2025.

Our History

John Kempton grew up in a paper mill town in the Maritime Provinces of Canada. His family had been involved in paper making for many years.

After serving in Canadian Peacekeeping Operations in the late 1950’s, John moved to Ontario, Canada. In the early 1960’s, John began working in sales at a large pulp and paper company.

John became inspired to be an entrepreneur at this time. John founded Merit Paper and Bag Company Limited in 1967.

John and his wife were the only employees to start and initially run the business from their own basement in Scarborough, Ontario.

John started Merit Paper and Bag Company as a distributing company, selling everything from foam trays to garbage bags to customers like restaurants, schools and offices.

We're Hiring!

We are looking for industry Experienced Salespeople.

Our Services


Merit will not compromise on the quality of its converting services. When you want your converting done right, you send your rolls to Merit Paper.


Merit sells paper products to printers and is also able to supply packaging companies.


All finished products are wrapped, capped, weighed and labelled to our customer's expectations.


Merit's facility has over 90,000 square feet of floor space to house your product.


Technical specifications and requirements are best determined on a case by case basis. Merit asks customers to call them to discuss their unique needs.