Table 27 - Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal Expenditures1, by Province and Territory, 2016 - 20192 Annual and 2020 Revised Spending Intentions3

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Province / Territory 2016 2017 2018 2019 20203
($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%)
Newfoundland and Labrador 25.4 1.6 41.5 1.9 47.1 1.9 50.3 2.2 61.2 2.9
Nova Scotia 5.3 0.3 18.2 0.8 40.4 1.6 37.9 1.7 36.8 1.7
New Brunswick 14.2 0.9 15.8 0.7 25.6 1.0 12.7 0.6 6.9 0.3
Quebec 297.4 18.3 573.9 26.3 564.8 22.7 503.2 22.0 588.9 27.5
Ontario 394.3 24.2 539.7 24.7 591.4 23.8 523.2 22.9 561.7 26.2
Manitoba 47.3 2.9 41.1 1.9 49.7 2.0 77.5 3.4 62.5 2.9
Saskatchewan 228.7 14.0 191.2 8.7 261.9 10.5 277.5 12.1 231.0 10.8
Alberta 16.7 1.0 24.6 1.1 26.6 1.1 53.2 2.3 55.5 2.6
British Columbia 231.5 14.2 302.6 13.8 427.9 17.2 388.7 17.0 355.4 16.6
Yukon 90.4 5.5 168.7 7.7 182.3 7.3 166.2 7.3 76.9 3.6
Northwest Territories 73.0 4.5 91.2 4.2 112.0 4.5 79.8 3.5 36.6 1.7
Nunavut 204.5 12.6 177.0 8.1 155.6 6.3 116.4 5.1 68.0 3.2
Total 1,628.8 100.0 2,185.5 100.0 2,485.2 100.0 2,286.5 100.0 2,141.2 100.0



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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