Everybody lives off of the land, whether they realize it or not, and each one of us is dependent on the DNA hand that we have been dealt.
Natural resources are plentiful in Canada, but you will find different things in different places. There is no sense drilling for oil when you should be digging for granite. Farming is all fine and good but not if you live smack dab on a big chunk of rock. Starting a logging company in the middle of the Prairies just might be a waste of time.
If you thrive in the academic world you might want to consider pursuing a marketable degree. But keep in mind that this world needs much more than just people with PhD’s. What you are good at or interested in may not be equally honoured, but don’t let that deter you.
Provincial governments in Canada need to take a very good look at what they have in terms of assets and resources, and then carefully consider how they can encourage development.
May I encourage you to take a very good look at yourself?