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Americans Eyeing Move to Canada Surges by 40 Percent

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Friday, 27 Jan 2017 10:52 AM

More and more Americans are inquiring about moving to Canada since the election of Donald Trump as the nation’s 45th president, The Economist reports.

Royal LePage, Canada's largest realtor told the magazine the number of Americans looking at homes on its website increased a 40 percent in the last three months of 2016, compared with the same period a year earlier.

As well, applications from American students who want to enroll at Canadian universities have also gone up with some schools report increases of up to 80 percent.

But the process can take time and money.

"The days of packing your bags and just moving to Canada are long gone. Americans wishing to emigrate to Canada … are all subject to a points system which is blind to race, color, creed and country of origin," The Economist says.

"Being fluent in English … helps. So does having a degree from an accredited American school. The young, highly educated and skilled get bonus points. Having a job offer provides up to 200 of the 1,200 points on the scorecard."

And some Canadian provinces also offer permanent residency in exchange for investments made in their communities.

Still, Express Entry, the fastest federal program, estimates it will take six months for an application received today, the magazine says.

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