Precedence of provinces and territories

The relative precedence of the provinces is established according to the date of entry into Confederation; the relative precedence of provinces who joined Confederation on the same date is based on the population at the time; the precedence of the territories is established according to the date of the creation of the territory.

Provinces
Ontario - 1867
Quebec - 1867
Nova Scotia - 1867
New Brunswick - 1867
Manitoba - 1870
British Columbia - 1871
Prince Edward Island - 1873
Saskatchewan - 1905
Alberta - 1905
Newfoundland and Labrador - 1949
Territories
Northwest Territories - 1870
Yukon - 1898
Nunavut - 1999

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