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Northwest Territories

Located in northern Canada, the territory borders Canada’s two other territories, Yukon to the west and Nunavut to the east, and three provinces: British Columbia to the southwest, Alberta and Saskatchewan to the south.

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Nunavut

Nunavut is the largest and newest federal territory of Canada; it was separated officially from the Northwest Territories on April 1, 1999, via the Nunavut Act and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act,[6] though the actual boundaries had been established in 1993.

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Yukon

Yukon is the westernmost and smallest of Canada’s three federal territories. It was named after the Yukon River. The word Yukon means “Great River” in Gwich’in.

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Mines in Labrador, the iron ore mine at Wabush/Labrador City, and the new nickel mine in Voisey’s Bay produced a total of $2.5 billion worth of ore in 2006.

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Alberta

Alberta’s economy is one of the strongest in Canada, supported by the burgeoning petroleum industry and to a lesser extent, agriculture and technology.

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Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan’s economy is associated with agriculture; however, increasing diversification has meant that now agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting together make up only 6.8% of the province’s GDP.

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Prince Edward Island

The provincial economy is dominated by the seasonal industries of agriculture, tourism, and the fishery. The province is limited in terms of heavy industry and manufacturing.

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British Columbia

The capital of British Columbia is Victoria, the fifteenth largest metropolitan region in Canada. The largest city is Vancouver, the third-largest metropolitan area in Canada and the second-largest in the Pacific Northwest.

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Manitoba

Manitoba has a moderately strong economy based largely on natural resources. Its Gross Domestic Product was C$50.834 billion in 2008. The province’s economy grew 2.4% in 2008, the third consecutive year of growth.

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New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s urban areas have modern, service-based economies dominated by the health care, educational, retail, finance, and insurance sectors.

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