Canada is known globally for its natural resources. But climate change, growing populations and economic growth are putting more and more pressure on sustainability. Natural resources practitioners play a vital role in the long-term stewardship of our fisheries, forests, wildlife and parks.
SIAST offers three Natural Resources programs that will help you be part of the solution.
Geographic Information Science for Resource Management
By linking maps to data, geographic information science (GIS) has become an indispensable tool in resource management - and that has opened the door to exciting new career opportunities for skilled GIS analysts. It is also an emerging field with growing job prospects. You could work for a natural resources company, First Nations company/community, environmental consulting group or government or municipal agency.
Integrated Resource Management
It takes skill to manage Saskatchewan's vast fisheries, forests, wildlife and park areas. Integrated resource management practitioners have that skill - and the desire to use it. Your first job might be as a forestry worker, park interpreter or entry-level supervisor. It's an excellent career choice if you want a hands-on role in environmental stewardship.
Resource and Environmental Law
Our province's natural resources are protected to ensure their long-term vitality. Resource and environmental law practitioners help ensure that protection is respected. Career opportunities are varied - work as a conservation officer, environmental protection officer or fishery, forestry or wildlife officer. You can also ladder into a bachelor of arts in resource and environmental studies degree program.
Start exploring options in natural resources! Create a personal profile at myChoice, and we'll help you select a program that fits your goals. Come visit us and take a campus tour - campus visits are a great opportunity to talk with students, meet expert faculty, explore programs and services, and get the scoop on employment opportunities. Research Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards for financial assistance info and visit the PLAR pages to see if your past experiences can count toward your program - then go to apply and get your future started.