Table 28 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Junior and Senior Companies, by Province and Territory, 2017 - 20202 Annual and 2021 Revised Spending Intentions3

Printable version (PDF, 474.02 kB)


Province / Territory 2017 2018 2019 2020 20213
Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior Senior Junior
($ millions)
Newfoundland and Labrador 11.7 29.8 20.9 26.1 19.1 31.2 29.6 44.7 66.2 61.1
Nova Scotia 15.5 2.7 34.7 5.6 31.2 6.8 18.8 7.6 43.5 6.8
New Brunswick 3.9 12.0 3.8 21.8 3.1 9.6 0.3 13.8 21.0
Quebec 238.3 335.6 200.8 364.1 167.1 336.1 221.8 312.3 404.7 582.4
Ontario 340.6 199.1 427.5 163.9 416.2 107.1 378.2 187.9 503.9 353.3
Manitoba 28.0 13.1 37.5 12.2 49.2 28.2 46.2 15.5 57.1 30.0
Saskatchewan 107.3 83.9 151.1 110.9 158.3 119.2 107.7 50.8 96.5 118.2
Alberta 19.1 5.5 22.6 4.0 30.1 23.1 23.0 23.6 38.5 6.4
British Columbia 134.1 168.5 209.1 218.7 219.1 169.6 223.9 289.5 231.9 465.7
Yukon 58.2 110.5 112.3 70.0 104.9 61.3 26.6 57.0 37.7 101.3
Northwest Territories 36.6 54.6 48.1 63.9 34.8 45.0 6.2 35.7 7.7 58.3
Nunavut 116.0 61.0 95.5 60.1 96.4 20.0 39.3 31.4 54.8 68.4
Total 1,109.3 1,076.2 1,363.9 1,121.3 1,329.4 957.0 1,121.6 1,069.8 1,542.5 1,872.9
Total Juniors and Seniors 2,185.5 2,485.2 2,286.5 2,191.4 3,415.4



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.