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Table 4-1
Provincial distribution of gross domestic expenditures on research and development — By performing sector, 2006

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By performing sector, 2006: Part 1
  Canada 1 Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario
  millions of dollars
All sectors 28,715 262 70 502 271 7,595 12,685
Federal government 2,496 27 26 73 30 371 494
Provincial governments 2 333 4 0 6 4 85 70
Business enterprise 16,137 99 13 106 102 4,598 8,033
Higher education 9,624 132 31 317 135 2,541 4,088
Private non-profit organizations 125 .. .. .. .. .. ..
  percent
Canada total as a percentage  
All sectors 100.0 0.9 0.2 1.7 0.9 26.4 44.2
Federal government 100.0 1.1 1.0 2.9 1.2 14.9 19.8
Provincial governments 2 100.0 1.2 0.0 1.8 1.2 25.5 21.0
Business enterprise 100.0 0.6 0.1 0.7 0.6 28.5 49.8
Higher education 100.0 1.4 0.3 3.3 1.4 26.4 42.5
Private non-profit organizations 100.0 .. .. .. .. .. ..
Provincial total as a percentage  
All sectors 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Federal government 8.7 10.3 37.1 14.5 11.1 4.9 3.9
Provincial governments 2 1.2 1.5 0.0 1.2 1.5 1.1 0.6
Business enterprise 56.2 37.8 18.6 21.1 37.6 60.5 63.3
Higher education 33.5 50.4 44.3 63.1 49.8 33.5 32.2
Private non-profit organizations 0.4 .. .. .. .. .. ..
By performing sector, 2006: Part 2
  Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia National Capital Region, Ontario/Quebec National Capital Region, Quebec National Capital Region, Ontario
  millions of dollars
All sectors 558 465 2,412 2,644 1,098 86 1,012
Federal government 81 67 133 91 1,098 86 1,012
Provincial governments 2 6 16 125 18 . . .
Business enterprise 184 167 1,236 1,576 . . .
Higher education 287 215 919 959 . . .
Private non-profit organizations .. .. .. .. . . .
  percent
Canada total as a percentage  
All sectors 1.9 1.6 8.4 9.2 3.8 0.3 3.5
Federal government 3.2 2.7 5.3 3.6 44.0 3.4 40.5
Provincial governments 2 1.8 4.8 37.5 5.4 . . .
Business enterprise 1.1 1.0 7.7 9.8 . . .
Higher education 3.0 2.2 9.5 10.0 . . .
Private non-profit organizations .. .. .. .. . . .
Provincial total as a percentage  
All sectors 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
Federal government 14.5 14.4 5.5 3.4 100.0 100.0 100.0
Provincial governments 2 1.1 3.4 5.2 0.7 . . .
Business enterprise 33.0 35.9 51.2 59.6 . . .
Higher education 51.4 46.2 38.1 36.3 . . .
Private non-profit organizations .. .. .. .. . . .
Includes the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
Includes provincial research councils and foundations.
Note(s):
Components may not add to totals due to rounding. Quebec and Ontario figures exclude federal government expenditures on research and development performed in the National Capital Region. The private non-profit (PNP) sector appears in both the performing and funding sector for the gross domestic expenditure on research and development (GERD) for Canada. Commencing with reference year 2000 the data for the private non-profit sector performing research and development are not distributed by provinces, territories or the National Capital Region. The national totals of research and development by performing sector include the PNP sector. The data for the private non-profit sector funding research and development continue to be distributed by provinces, territories and the National Capital Region.
Source(s):
CANSIM, table 358-0001.