Table 27 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, 2017 - 20202 Annual and 2021 Revised Spending Intentions3

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Province / Territory 2017 2018 2019 2020 20213
($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%)
Newfoundland and Labrador 41.5 1.9 47.1 1.9 50.3 2.2 74.3 3.4 127.4 3.7
Nova Scotia 18.2 0.8 40.4 1.6 37.9 1.7 26.3 1.2 50.3 1.5
New Brunswick 15.8 0.7 25.6 1.0 12.7 0.6 14.1 0.6 21.0 0.6
Quebec 573.9 26.3 564.8 22.7 503.2 22.0 534.0 24.4 987.1 28.9
Ontario 539.7 24.7 591.4 23.8 523.2 22.9 566.2 25.8 857.1 25.1
Manitoba 41.1 1.9 49.7 2.0 77.5 3.4 61.7 2.8 87.1 2.5
Saskatchewan 191.2 8.7 261.9 10.5 277.5 12.1 158.5 7.2 214.7 6.3
Alberta 24.6 1.1 26.6 1.1 53.2 2.3 46.6 2.1 44.9 1.3
British Columbia 302.6 13.8 427.9 17.2 388.7 17.0 513.5 23.4 697.6 20.4
Yukon 168.7 7.7 182.3 7.3 166.2 7.3 83.6 3.8 139.0 4.1
Northwest Territories 91.2 4.2 112.0 4.5 79.8 3.5 41.9 1.9 66.0 1.9
Nunavut 177.0 8.1 155.6 6.3 116.4 5.1 70.7 3.2 123.2 3.6
Total 2,185.5 100.0 2,485.2 100.0 2,286.5 100.0 2,191.4 100.0 3,415.4 100.0



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.