I guess it's not up to a parent to design the life of a child. What a parent can do is to provide more chances for the child. And I think most of children are average children and they are going to be happy here. If the child is really smart or parents really want to design a better life for her/him, you can sent him/her to private school. The education system works better here(at least now) and Canada does have a handful of Nobel winners. As the kind of great guy you mentioned, I am happy that Canada does not produce suck kind of "great" people.