Table 03 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Junior and Senior Companies, by Province and Territory, 2016 - 2019 Annual, 20203 Preliminary Estimates and 20214 Spending Intentions2

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Province / Territory 2016 2017 2018 2019 20203 20214
Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 14.9 10.5 11.7 29.8 20.9 26.1 19.1 31.2 17.1 49.7 48.7 34.0
Nova Scotia 1.5 3.8 15.5 2.7 34.7 5.6 31.2 6.8 18.5 8.3 32.3 6.3
New Brunswick 9.6 4.6 3.9 12.0 3.8 21.8 3.1 9.6 0.3 12.0 17.9
Quebec 117.5 179.9 238.3 335.6 200.8 364.1 167.1 336.1 171.4 339.9 486.5 501.8
Ontario 288.3 105.9 340.6 199.1 427.5 163.9 416.2 107.1 419.6 150.0 462.5 187.6
Manitoba 40.0 7.3 28.0 13.1 37.5 12.2 49.2 28.2 39.5 17.1 51.0 22.9
Saskatchewan 133.4 95.4 107.3 83.9 151.1 110.9 158.3 119.2 109.1 49.7 110.6 57.5
Alberta 14.8 1.8 19.1 5.5 22.6 4.0 30.1 23.1 25.0 24.4 24.9 25.9
British Columbia 124.5 107.1 134.1 168.5 209.1 218.7 219.1 169.6 190.8 266.6 194.0 380.8
Yukon 56.5 33.9 58.2 110.5 112.3 70.0 104.9 61.3 22.7 53.2 32.9 65.6
Northwest Territories 26.1 47.0 36.6 54.6 48.1 63.9 34.8 45.0 6.7 28.6 7.1 40.6
Nunavut 168.9 35.6 116.0 61.0 95.5 60.1 96.4 20.0 41.4 29.7 44.7 40.7
Total 996.0 632.8 1,109.3 1,076.2 1,363.9 1,121.3 1,329.4 957.0 1,062.1 1,029.3 1,495.3 1,381.4
Total Juniors and Seniors 1,628.8 2,185.5 2,485.2 2,286.5 2,091.3 2,876.7



Note: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. See Explanatory Notes for Tables of Mineral Exploration, and Symbols and Abbreviations Used in Tables
Source: Natural Resources Canada, from the federal-provincial/territorial Survey of Mineral Exploration, Deposit Appraisal and Mine Complex Development Expenditures.
Quebec data are compiled by l’Institut de la statistique du Québec.

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