There was a 58 per cent spike in the number of Americans searching for jobs north of the border this year.
Job-hunting website Monster say they recorded over 30,000 job searches using the keyword Canada on their U.S. website, a jump from the 19,693 in all of 2015.
Sheryl Boswell, Monster Canada’s director of marketing, says it’s not known if the election is causing the spike, but does say it’s ‘very coincidental’.
“When we set out to run this data, we really wanted to explore the hypothesis that maybe the scandal-ridden presidential election cycle was actually driving citizens up north. When we actually ran the numbers, 58 per cent increase in searches by Americans for jobs in Canada over last year. It’s pretty significant.”
Boswell says Ontario was the most popular location searched, followed by Alberta and British Columbia.
“Engineering was the top job title search, second most searched job was information technology, followed by accounting. So it seems like the people that probably are paying those taxes or have the most to lose are actually looking to make the move.”