By Michelle Graff
Mississauga, Ontario--Target Corp. will hit its goal of having 124 stores in Canada by the end of the year, with its remaining 33 stores in the country set to open by Nov. 22 at the latest.

This round of openings will mark the retailer’s first locations in three east coast provinces: New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland. 

According to a news release issued recently by the retailer, the vast majority of the rest of its Canadian stores, 31 out of the 33, will open to the public Nov. 13.

They are: eight stores each in the provinces of Quebec and Ontario; six in British Columbia; three in New Brunswick; two in Newfoundland; and one in the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Alberta and Manitoba.

The final two Target stores debuting in Canada in 2013 will open their doors on Nov. 22, exactly one week before the madness of Black Friday in the U.S. and just in time for the holiday shopping season. Those stores are located in St. Catharines at Pen Centre in Ontario and Sherbrooke at Carrefour De L’Estrie.   

Target notes that the majority of these 33 stores will have a licensed Starbucks coffee shop inside.

Minneapolis-based Target began opening stores in Canada in mid-March, starting with 20 stores in Ontario.

The retailer said additional store openings in Canada will be announced at a later date.

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