Printable PDF version


Exploration Plus Deposit Appraisal ExpendituresFootnote1, by Province and Territory, 2011 - 2014 Annual, 2015Footnotea Preliminary Estimates and 2016Footnoteb Spending IntentionsFootnote2

Province / Territory 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015Footnotea 2016Footnoteb
($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%) ($ millions) (%)
Newfoundland and Labrador 156.8 3.7 199.9 5.2 117.2 5.0 80.7 4.0 47.5 2.8 19.6 1.4
Nova Scotia 13.7 0.3 14.6 0.4 12.3 0.5 7.0 0.3 9.6 0.6 5.7 0.4
New Brunswick 27.1 0.6 28.0 0.7 27.6 1.2 29.0 1.4 8.2 0.5 11.7 0.8
Quebec 833.9 19.7 620.7 16.0 381.8 16.2 317.4 15.7 220.1 12.9 218.6 15.6
Ontario 1,067.7 25.3 961.5 24.8 562.0 23.9 468.1 23.2 393.3 23.0 351.3 25.1
Manitoba 140.0 3.3 105.6 2.7 61.4 2.6 28.0 1.4 35.2 2.1 43.9 3.1
Saskatchewan 334.6 7.9 411.1 10.6 221.7 9.4 245.2 12.2 258.1 15.1 229.9 16.4
Alberta 47.3 1.1 35.2 0.9 38.9 1.7 26.1 1.3 17.4 1.0 25.6 1.8
British Columbia 645.1 15.3 734.1 18.9 493.0 21.0 448.9 22.3 331.1 19.4 228.7 16.3
Yukon 331.7 7.8 233.2 6.0 100.6 4.3 107.1 5.3 73.3 4.3 56.4 4.0
Northwest Territories 93.8 2.2 108.7 2.8 77.9 3.3 101.7 5.0 100.2 5.9 99.3 7.1
Nunavut 535.7 12.7 422.5 10.9 257.6 11.0 158.0 7.8 215.1 12.6 109.9 7.8
Total 4,227.4 100.0 3,875.1 100.0 2,352.0 100.0 2,017.4 100.0 1,709.2 100.0 1,400.8 100.0



Note: Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding. Exploration and deposit appraisal activities include only the search for and appraisal of deposits and do not include work for extensions of known reserves.
Source: Natural Resources Canada, from the federal-provincial/territorial Survey of Mineral Exploration, Deposit Appraisal and Mine Complex Development Expenditures.

Date modified: