Table 10 - Exploration5 and Deposit Appraisal6 Expenditures Separately, by Province and Territory,1 2016 - 2019 Annual, 20202 Preliminary Estimates and 20213 Spending Intentions4

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Province / Territory 2016 2017 2018 2019 20202 20213
Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 22.4 3.0 40.1 1.4 38.8 8.2 41.8 8.5 52.2 14.5 77.7 4.9
Nova Scotia 5.3 0 3.8 14.4 25.3 15.0 9.5 28.5 11.3 15.5 17.8 20.8
New Brunswick 13.6 0.6 14.6 1.2 24.3 1.4 11.4 1.3 11.6 0.7 17.4 0.5
Quebec 219.3 78.1 392.0 182.0 417.4 147.5 391.1 112.1 336.1 175.1 644.1 344.1
Ontario 303.8 90.4 373.6 166.1 409.3 182.2 415.8 107.5 427.8 141.9 515.9 134.2
Manitoba 34.4 12.9 30.0 11.2 46.9 2.8 59.3 18.2 50.7 5.9 65.8 8.2
Saskatchewan 209.8 19.0 152.6 38.6 140.3 121.6 154.8 122.6 108.1 50.7 106.6 61.5
Alberta 3.0 13.7 5.2 19.4 5.5 21.1 24.9 28.3 24.3 25.0 7.1 43.7
British Columbia 136.4 95.1 214.8 87.8 270.1 157.7 253.7 135.0 304.7 152.8 414.4 160.4
Yukon 56.8 33.5 107.3 61.4 96.7 85.6 66.9 99.3 64.0 11.8 84.3 14.2
Northwest Territories 53.8 19.2 83.9 7.3 97.1 14.9 59.6 20.2 28.2 7.1 41.5 6.2
Nunavut 120.5 84.0 120.1 56.9 106.0 49.6 105.0 11.4 35.2 35.8 58.8 26.6
Canada 1,179.2 449.6 1,537.8 647.7 1,677.6 807.6 1,593.6 692.9 1,454.3 637.1 2,051.4 825.3
Total 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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