09/06/2013 10:28 EDT | Updated 11/06/2013 05:12 EST

Target to open first stores in Nova Scotia, Que.

Target Corp. announced the official opening date for its 23 newest Canadian locations, including the first stores in Nova Scotia and Quebec.

The stores are scheduled to open this fall and include 14 opening Sept. 17 and nine opening Oct. 18.

Target currently has 68 stores open across Canada with plans to open a total of 124 locations by the end of 2013.

"We look forward to opening our first stores in Quebec and Nova Scotia as we carry out an unprecedented retail expansion covering all 10 provinces across Canada this year," said Tony Fisher, president of Target Canada.

"Quebec, Nova Scotia and Ontario offer a variety of culturally diverse markets and we look forward to serving our new guests and engaging with these great communities."