Contract drilling operations (except oil and gas extraction), 2017

Contract drilling operations (except oil and gas extraction), 2017

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Beginning with reference year 2013, the Nonmetals include Non-metals, Structural materials and Coal.
Since 2002, the Grand total includes the total value of Metals, Nonmetals, Structural materials and Coal only.

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Provinces and territoriesFootnote1

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Province or Territory Metres Drilled Income From Drilling Average Number of Employees Total Salaries and Wages Paid
Surface Underground $000 $000
Maritime provinces 111,336 65,439 16,501 135 6,153
Quebec 1,658,026 770,940 192,333 1,004 77,384
Ontario 1,290,301 1,138,870 210,603 1,164 90,076
Prairie provinces 372,216 155,012 78,763 562 36,977
British Columbia 335,333 19,489 54,279 553 27,762
Yukon , Nunavut and Northwest Territories 423,531 74,344 78,884 414 29,365
Total 4,190,743 2,224,094 631,363 3,832 267,717

This table excludes petroleum and natural gas. For the symbols and abbreviations used in the table, refer to: Symbols and Abbreviations

Source: Natural Resources Canada