Table 02 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, 2014 - 2017 Annual, 20183 Preliminary Estimates and 20194 Spending Intentions2

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Province / Territory 2014 2015 2016 2017 20183 20194
($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%)
Newfoundland and Labrador 80.7 4.0 47.4 2.6 25.4 1.6 41.5 1.9 45.4 2.0 39.5 1.8
Nova Scotia 7.0 0.3 10.1 0.5 5.3 0.3 18.2 0.8 36.5 1.6 26.7 1.2
New Brunswick 29.0 1.4 8.6 0.5 14.2 0.9 15.8 0.7 20.1 0.9 15.6 0.7
Quebec 317.4 15.7 259.5 14.1 297.4 18.3 573.9 26.3 498.1 21.5 554.7 25.7
Ontario 468.1 23.2 440.2 23.9 394.3 24.2 539.7 24.7 583.0 25.1 517.2 23.9
Manitoba 28.0 1.4 46.9 2.5 47.3 2.9 41.1 1.9 45.5 2.0 46.0 2.1
Saskatchewan 245.2 12.2 257.0 13.9 228.7 14.0 191.2 8.7 247.1 10.7 273.4 12.7
Alberta 26.1 1.3 18.5 1.0 16.7 1.0 24.6 1.1 28.8 1.2 28.8 1.3
British Columbia 448.9 22.3 346.3 18.8 231.5 14.2 302.6 13.8 369.6 15.9 318.1 14.7
Yukon 107.1 5.3 92.2 5.0 90.4 5.5 168.7 7.7 186.1 8.0 129.2 6.0
Northwest Territories 101.7 5.0 100.9 5.5 73.0 4.5 91.2 4.2 109.0 4.7 67.2 3.1
Nunavut 158.0 7.8 215.0 11.7 204.5 12.6 177.0 8.1 149.6 6.4 144.3 6.7
Total 2,017.4 100.0 1,842.4 100.0 1,628.8 100.0 2,185.5 100.0 2,318.9 100.0 2,160.7 100.0



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.

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