Google Searches for ‘Move To Canada’ Rocketed After Super Tuesday

The American people demonstrated that they are not enthusiastic about the upcoming presidential elections, googling how to move to Canada after Super Tuesday.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were the big winners in the Super Tuesday primary races on the road to presidency, but the results left people feeling like the entire country is a lost cause, after Google unveiled its strange rearches statistics.

The idea of the new head of state is scaring Americans and makes them feel nervous and hence a lot of them are thinking of skipping country, trying to get as far away as possible.

According to data journalist and data editor at Google Simon Rogers, on 2 March there’s a sharp spike in the search for variations of ‘How to Move to Canada’.

“Searches for “how to move to canada” spiked by as much as 1,000% last night and today according to Google Trends, alongside other queries like “how to move to canada from us” and “how do i move to canada”,” writes 9to5.

“According to the regional interest graph on Google Trends, the searches are leading in states Utah, Virginia, Massachusetts, and Washington among others. Interestingly enough, Trump and Clinton both won in Virginia and Massachusetts. Looking at metro areas, the searches are most common in Salt Lake City, Utah, and the Seattle-Tacoma area,” the publication adds.

Incidentally, as Google reported, the second most recent peak in searches for “move to Canada’ was observed on November 2, 2004. That was the day George W. Bush was re-elected.

Candidates for becoming Canadians must fill in a 15-minute questionnaire to prove their eligibility, which improves if you actually know Canadians (namely, by blood or marriage), have a Canadian degree, or have mastered certain specialized trades, from professional caregiving to electrical wiring.

“The journey to citizenship starts with permanent residency, similar to a US green card. From then on, law-abiding, taxpaying applicants must prove competence in French or English, take a citizenship exam, and stay in the country for at least 1,460 days – coincidentally the length of a US presidential term – in the six years before applying for citizenship,” says The Christian Science Monitor.

“The long process no doubt dampens many a disgruntled voter’s hopes of simply fleeing the country, but about 8,500 Americans have made the leap each year since the early 2000s, an uptick from the pre-Bush years, when about 5,000 a year was par for the course.”

However, this tradition is not a new one: political immigration to Canada is as old as the United States themselves. British Loyalists headed north during the Revolutionary War, and tens of thousands of draft-eligible men famously (or infamously) moved during the Vietnam War.

“Although some of these transplanted Americans returned home after the Vietnam War, most of them put down roots in Canada, making up the largest, best–educated group this country had ever received,” says an archived report on the country’s immigration website.

The Canadian national anthem claims that Canada’s the land where “pines and maples grow, great prairies spread and Lordly rivers flow!” But for many US liberals, in particular, it’s the land of all their own country has once again elected not to be: national healthcare and gun control, in particular. But for disgruntled voters in 2016, it’s also about what Canada doesn’t have: Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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