Table 10 - Exploration5 and Deposit Appraisal6 Expenditures Separately, by Province and Territory,1 2017 - 2020 Annual, 20212 Preliminary Estimates and 20223 Spending Intentions4

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Province / Territory 2017 2018 2019 2020 20212 20223
Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal Exploration Deposit Appraisal
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 40.1 1.4 38.8 8.2 41.8 8.5 66.4 7.8 134.9 10.7 167.3 21.6
Nova Scotia 3.8 14.4 25.3 15.0 9.5 28.5 12.0 14.4 14.9 35.3 14.6 25.8
New Brunswick 14.6 1.2 24.3 1.4 11.4 1.3 13.3 0.7 20.6 0.5 26.9 0.5
Quebec 392.0 182.0 417.4 147.5 391.1 112.1 340.9 193.1 521.6 442.9 482.0 324.6
Ontario 373.6 166.1 409.3 182.2 415.8 107.5 453.7 112.5 703.8 174.0 710.2 201.8
Manitoba 30.0 11.2 46.9 2.8 59.3 18.2 55.5 6.2 74.3 46.0 118.9 35.7
Saskatchewan 152.6 38.6 140.3 121.6 154.8 122.6 131.1 27.4 164.5 104.7 214.4 148.4
Alberta 5.2 19.4 5.5 21.1 24.9 28.3 23.7 22.9 6.4 19.4 6.0 20.4
British Columbia 214.8 87.8 270.1 157.7 253.7 135.0 332.5 180.9 553.2 259.9 569.3 282.6
Yukon 107.3 61.4 96.7 85.6 66.9 99.3 67.7 15.9 116.2 18.8 147.2 10.7
Northwest Territories 83.9 7.3 97.1 14.9 59.6 20.2 34.5 7.4 56.8 11.3 63.0 6.4
Nunavut 120.1 56.9 106.0 49.6 105.0 11.4 37.7 33.0 88.8 60.4 99.0 44.2
Canada 1,537.8 647.7 1,677.6 807.6 1,593.6 692.9 1,569.1 622.3 2,456.0 1,184.0 2,618.7 1,122.6
Total 2,185.5 2,485.2 2,286.5 2,191.4 3,640.0 3,741.3



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and
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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.