Table 27 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, 2018 - 20212 Annual and 2022 Revised Spending Intentions3


Province / Territory 2018 2019 2020 2021 20223
($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%)
Newfoundland and Labrador 47.1 1.9 50.3 2.2 74.3 3.4 169.3 4.5 188.4 4.4
Nova Scotia 40.4 1.6 37.9 1.7 26.3 1.2 50.2 1.3 58.1 1.4
New Brunswick 25.6 1.0 12.7 0.6 14.1 0.6 27.0 0.7 25.4 0.6
Quebec 564.8 22.7 503.2 22.0 534.0 24.4 990.1 26.2 936.7 21.9
Ontario 591.4 23.8 523.2 22.9 566.2 25.8 896.7 23.7 1,082.0 25.3
Manitoba 49.7 2.0 77.5 3.4 61.7 2.8 99.2 2.6 169.9 4.0
Saskatchewan 261.9 10.5 277.5 12.1 158.5 7.2 281.1 7.4 370.6 8.7
Alberta 26.6 1.1 53.2 2.3 46.6 2.1 20.8 0.5 27.1 0.6
British Columbia 427.9 17.2 388.7 17.0 513.5 23.4 898.1 23.8 905.8 21.2
Yukon 182.3 7.3 166.2 7.3 83.6 3.8 153.9 4.1 185.1 4.3
Northwest Territories 112.0 4.5 79.8 3.5 41.9 1.9 75.4 2.0 92.3 2.2
Nunavut 155.6 6.3 116.4 5.1 70.7 3.2 119.2 3.2 232.4 5.4
Total 2,485.2 100.0 2,286.5 100.0 2,191.4 100.0 3,781.0 100.0 4,273.9 100.0



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.