Table 33 - Exploration4 and Deposit Appraisal5 Expenditures Separately1, by Province and Territory, 2017 - 20203 Annual and 2021 Revised Spending Intentions2

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Province / Territory 2017 2018 2019 2020 20212
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 7.8 121.5 5.9
Nova Scotia 3.8 14.4 25.3 15.0 9.5 28.5 12.0 14.4 14.7 35.6
New Brunswick 14.6 1.2 24.3 1.4 11.4 1.3 13.3 0.7 20.5 0.5
Quebec 392.0 182.0 417.4 147.5 391.1 112.1 340.9 193.1 758.8 228.3
Ontario 373.6 166.1 409.3 182.2 415.8 107.5 453.7 112.5 675.0 182.1
Manitoba 30.0 11.2 46.9 2.8 59.3 18.2 55.5 6.2 78.5 8.6
Saskatchewan 152.6 38.6 140.3 121.6 154.8 122.6 131.1 27.4 155.5 59.2
Alberta 5.2 19.4 5.5 21.1 24.9 28.3 23.7 22.9 2.2 42.7
British Columbia 214.8 87.8 270.1 157.7 253.7 135.0 332.5 180.9 506.4 191.2
Yukon 107.3 61.4 96.7 85.6 66.9 99.3 67.7 15.9 126.3 12.7
Northwest Territories 83.9 7.3 97.1 14.9 59.6 20.2 34.5 7.4 58.3 7.7
Nunavut 120.1 56.9 106.0 49.6 105.0 11.4 37.7 33.0 98.1 25.1
Canada 1,537.8 647.7 1,677.6 807.6 1,593.6 692.9 1,569.1 622.3 2,615.8 799.7
Total 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.