Discount retailer Target has released a list of all its Canadian locations slated to be opened in 2013.

The much-anticipated rollout of one of the U.S.’s most popular retail chains in Canada will begin in the spring of 2013 with the opening of the first of 125 locations, the company said in a press release Thursday. More stores are expected to open in 2014 and beyond.

The vast majority of Target stores will be former Zellers locations. Taking over the Hudson Bay Company-owned retailer has given Target an instant foothold in the Canadian retail market, but has upset the approximately 10,000 Zellers employees slated to lose their jobs as Target arrives.

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The company cleared a significant regulatory hurdle last week when Heritage Minister James Moore approved Target under the Investment Canada Act, on the condition that itn promote and sell Canadian content, particularly Canadian music, DVDs and magazines.

"Construction has already begun on our first set of stores and we are excited to see the transformation as the Target brand comes to life in Canada," Target Canada President Tony Fisher said in a statement.

Here’s the list of Target locations set to open in Canada, with approximate launch dates.

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  • PEI

    <strong>OPENING WINTER 2013</strong> Charlottetown - Charlottetown Mall

  • NEWFOUNDLAND

    <strong>OPENING WINTER 2013</strong> Corner Brook - Corner Brook St. John's - Cabot Square

  • SASKATCHEWAN

    <strong>OPENING SUMMER 2013</strong> Regina - Northgate Mall Saskatoon - The Mall at Lawson Heights Saskatoon - Centre at Circle & Eighth

  • NEW BRUNSWICK

    <strong>OPENING WINTER 2013</strong> Fredericton - Uptown Centre Moncton - Northwest Centre St. John - Mcallister Place

  • NOVA SCOTIA

    <strong>OPENING FALL 2013</strong> Bedford - Bedford Place Dartmouth - Mic Mac Mall Halifax - Bayers Lake Power Centre <BR> <strong>OPENING WINTER 2013</strong> Sydney - Sydney Shopping Centre

  • MANITOBA

    <strong>OPENING SPRING 2013</strong> Brandon - Shoppers Mall Winnipeg - Kildonan Place Shopping Centre Winnipeg - Southdale Centre <BR> <strong>OPENING WINTER 2013</strong> Winnipeg - Grant Park

  • BRITISH COLUMBIA

    <strong>OPENING SPRING 2013</strong> Campbell River - Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre Coquitlam - Coquitlam Centre Cranbrook - Tamarack Mall Delta - Scottsdale Mall Kamloops- Sahali Centre Mall Prince George - Pine Centre Langley - Willowbrook Shopping Centre Nanaimo - Nanaimo North Town Centre Vernon - Village Green Mall Victoria - Tillicum Centre <BR> <strong>OPENING SUMMER 2013</strong> Courtenay - Driftwood Mall Kelowna - Orchard Park Plaza <BR><strong>OPENING WINTER 2013</strong> Abbotsford - Abbotsford Power Centre Burnaby - Metropolis at Metrotown Chilliwack - Cottonwood Mall Maple Ridge - Haney Place Mall Richmond - Lansdowne Centre Surrey - Surrey Place/Central City

  • ALBERTA

    <strong>OPENING SPRING 2013</strong> Calgary - Chinook Centre Calgary - Forest Lawn Shopping Centre Calgary - Market Mall Calgary - Shoppes at Shawnessy Edmonton - Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre Edmonton - Mill Woods Town Centre Edmonton - West Edmonton Mall Grande Prairie - Prairie Mall Red Deer - Bower Place Sherwood Park - Sherwood Park Mall St. Albert - St. Albert Centre<BR> <strong>OPENING SUMMER 2013</strong> Calgary - Signal Hill Medicine Hat - Medicine Hat Mall<BR> <strong>OPENING WINTER 2013</strong> Calgary - Sunridge Mall Edmonton - Kingsway Garden Mall

  • QUEBEC

    <strong>OPENING FALL 2013</strong> Anjou - Galeries D'Anjou Boisbriand - Faubourg Boisbriand Brossard - Place Portobello Gatineau - Les Galeries Gatineau Laval - Mega Centre Autoroute 13 Joliette - Les Galeries Joliette Levis - Galeries Chagnon Montreal - Place Alexis Nihon Montreal - Place Versailles Shopping Centre Montreal - Place Vertu Quebec City - Place Fleur De Lys Rimouski - Le Carrefour Rimouski Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville - Les Promenades Saint-Bruno Saint-Georges - Carrefour Saint-Georges Sainte-Foy - Place Laurier Saint-Jerome - Carrefour Du Nord St. Eustache - Carrefour St-Eustache Trois-Rivieres - Les Rivieres Shopping Centre <BR> <strong>OPENING WINTER 2013</strong> Lasalle - Carrefour Angrignon Laval - Centre Laval Longueuil - Place Longueuil Pointe Claire - Terrarium Shopping Centre Quebec City - Les Galeries De La Capitale Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu - Carrefour Richelieu Sherbrooke - Carrefour De L'Estrie <BR>

  • ONTARIO

    <strong>OPENING MARCH/APRIL 2013</strong> Ajax - Durham Centre Aurora - Aurora Shopping Centre Brampton - Shoppers World Brampton Burlington - Burlington Mall Burlington - Millcroft Centre Brampton - Trinity Common Cambridge - Cambridge Centre Fergus - Gates of Fergus Guelph - Stone Road Mall Hamilton - Centre Mall Kawartha Lakes - Lindsay Square Mall London - Masonville Place London - Westmount Shopping Centre Milton - Milton Mall Shopping Centre Mississauga - Square One Shopping Centre Newmarket - Upper Canada Mall Orillia - Orillia Square Mall Toronto - Centrepoint Mall Toronto - Cloverdale Mall Toronto - East York Town Centre Toronto - Shoppers World Danforth Waterdown - Flamborough Power Centre Whitby - Taunton Road Power Centre Windsor - Devonshire Mall <BR> <strong>OPENING SUMMER 2013</strong> Ancaster - Meadowland Power Centre Brampton- Bramalea City Centre Chatham - Thames Lea Plaza Hamilton - South Hamilton Square Kingston - Cataraqui Town Centre Kitchener - Laurentian Mall Niagara Falls - 7190 Morrison Street North Bay - 1899 Algonquin Avenue Oakville - Hopedale Mall Oshawa, Ontario - Five Points Shopping Centre Stoney Creek - Queenston Place Thunder Bay - Intercity Shopping Centre Welland - Seaway Mall <BR> <strong>OPENING FALL 2013</strong> Kanata - Hazeldean Mall Orleans - Place D'Orleans Ottawa - Billings Bridge Plaza Smith Falls - County Fair Mall<BR> <strong>OPENING WINTER 2013</strong> Bowmanville - Clarington Town Centre Mississauga - Westdale Mall Nepean - Meadowlands Shopping Centre Pickering - Pickering Town Centre Richmond Hill - Hillcrest Mall St. Catharines - Pen Centre Stratford - Stratford Mall Sudbury - Sudbury Supermall Waterloo - Conestoga Mall

OPENING MARCH/APRIL 2013

Ontario
Ajax - Durham Centre
Aurora - Aurora Shopping Centre
Brampton - Shoppers World Brampton
Burlington - Burlington Mall
Burlington - Millcroft Centre
Brampton - Trinity Common
Cambridge - Cambridge Centre
Fergus - Gates of Fergus
Guelph - Stone Road Mall
Hamilton - Centre Mall
Kawartha Lakes - Lindsay Square Mall
London - Masonville Place
London - Westmount Shopping Centre
Milton - Milton Mall Shopping Centre
Mississauga - Square One Shopping Centre
Newmarket - Upper Canada Mall
Orillia - Orillia Square Mall
Toronto - Centrepoint Mall
Toronto - Cloverdale Mall
Toronto - East York Town Centre
Toronto - Shoppers World Danforth
Waterdown - Flamborough Power Centre
Whitby - Taunton Road Power Centre
Windsor - Devonshire Mall

OPENING SPRING 2013

British Columbia
Campbell River - Discovery Harbour Shopping Centre
Coquitlam - Coquitlam Centre
Cranbrook - Tamarack Mall
Delta - Scottsdale Mall
Kamloops- Sahali Centre Mall
Prince George - Pine Centre
Langley - Willowbrook Shopping Centre
Nanaimo - Nanaimo North Town Centre
Vernon - Village Green Mall
Victoria - Tillicum Centre

Alberta
Calgary - Chinook Centre
Calgary - Forest Lawn Shopping Centre
Calgary - Market Mall
Calgary - Shoppes at Shawnessy
Edmonton - Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre
Edmonton - Mill Woods Town Centre
Edmonton - West Edmonton Mall
Grande Prairie - Prairie Mall
Red Deer - Bower Place
Sherwood Park - Sherwood Park Mall
St. Albert - St. Albert Centre

Manitoba
Brandon - Shoppers Mall
Winnipeg - Kildonan Place Shopping Centre
Winnipeg - Southdale Centre

OPENING SUMMER 2013

British Columbia
Courtenay - Driftwood Mall
Kelowna - Orchard Park Plaza

Alberta
Calgary - Signal Hill
Medicine Hat - Medicine Hat Mall

Saskatchewan
Regina - Northgate Mall
Saskatoon - The Mall at Lawson Heights
Saskatoon - Centre at Circle & Eighth

Ontario
Ancaster - Meadowland Power Centre
Brampton- Bramalea City Centre
Chatham - Thames Lea Plaza
Hamilton - South Hamilton Square
Kingston - Cataraqui Town Centre
Kitchener - Laurentian Mall
Niagara Falls - 7190 Morrison Street
North Bay - 1899 Algonquin Avenue
Oakville - Hopedale Mall
Oshawa, Ontario - Five Points Shopping Centre
Stoney Creek - Queenston Place
Thunder Bay - Intercity Shopping Centre
Welland - Seaway Mall

OPENING FALL 2013

Quebec
Anjou - Galeries D'Anjou
Boisbriand - Faubourg Boisbriand
Brossard - Place Portobello
Gatineau - Les Galeries Gatineau
Laval - Mega Centre Autoroute 13
Joliette - Les Galeries Joliette
Levis - Galeries Chagnon
Montreal - Place Alexis Nihon
Montreal - Place Versailles Shopping Centre
Montreal - Place Vertu
Quebec City - Place Fleur De Lys
Rimouski - Le Carrefour Rimouski
Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville - Les Promenades Saint-Bruno
Saint-Georges - Carrefour Saint-Georges
Sainte-Foy - Place Laurier
Saint-Jerome - Carrefour Du Nord
St. Eustache - Carrefour St-Eustache
Trois-Rivieres - Les Rivieres Shopping Centre

Ontario
Kanata - Hazeldean Mall
Orleans - Place D'Orleans
Ottawa - Billings Bridge Plaza
Smith Falls - County Fair Mall

Nova Scotia
Bedford - Bedford Place
Dartmouth - Mic Mac Mall
Halifax - Bayers Lake Power Centre

OPENING WINTER 2013

British Columbia
Abbotsford - Abbotsford Power Centre
Burnaby - Metropolis at Metrotown
Chilliwack - Cottonwood Mall
Maple Ridge - Haney Place Mall
Richmond - Lansdowne Centre
Surrey - Surrey Place/Central City

Alberta
Calgary - Sunridge Mall
Edmonton - Kingsway Garden Mall

Manitoba
Winnipeg - Grant Park

Ontario
Bowmanville - Clarington Town Centre
Mississauga - Westdale Mall
Nepean - Meadowlands Shopping Centre
Pickering - Pickering Town Centre
Richmond Hill - Hillcrest Mall
St. Catharines - Pen Centre
Stratford - Stratford Mall
Sudbury - Sudbury Supermall
Waterloo - Conestoga Mall

Quebec
Lasalle - Carrefour Angrignon
Laval - Centre Laval
Longueuil - Place Longueuil
Pointe Claire - Terrarium Shopping Centre
Quebec City - Les Galeries De La Capitale
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu - Carrefour Richelieu
Sherbrooke - Carrefour De L'Estrie

Nova Scotia
Sydney - Sydney Shopping Centre

New Brunswick
Fredericton - Uptown Centre
Moncton - Northwest Centre
St. John - Mcallister Place

Newfoundland
Corner Brook - Corner Brook
St. John's - Cabot Square

PEI
Charlottetown - Charlottetown Mall

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    The iconic American upscale retailer is in talks with Hudson's Bay Company to become a "store within a store" at HBC locations in Canada. The move is seen as an attempt by The Bay to fight off the possible arrival of Nordstrom's (see next slide).

  • Nordstrom

    One of the most prominent competitors to Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom announced in September, 2012, that it plans to open locations in Cadillac Fairview-owned malls in Calgary, Ottawa and Vancouver. The stores will open in former Sears locations.

  • Marshalls

    Discount retailer Marshalls entered the Canadian market in March, 2011, and recently announced an expansion of six new stores in Ontario. At least a dozen of its 750 stores are now located in Canada.

  • Lowe's

    The home improvement retailer began moving into the Canadian market in 2007, with a store in Hamilton, Ontario. It has since expanded to 31 locations in Ontario and Alberta.

  • J. Crew

    Ritzy fashion chain J. Crew opened its first Canadian location in the summer of 2011, and immediately ran into public anger about the U.S.-Canada price gap. Shoppers complained that J. Crew's Canadian prices were about 15 per cent higher than in the U.S.

  • Target

    The arrival of Target to Canada in 2013 is easily the most hotly-anticipated retail arrival since Walmart came north of the border in 1994. The discount retailer is planning more than 100 stores across the country, having taken over a significant number of Zellers locations. But the store is currently engaged in a labour dispute, as it tries to keep former Zellers employees from unionizing in the new stores.