UNITED STATES — As the scales tipped in favor of Donald Trump midway through the U.S. election, Americans researching how to flee to Canada caused the Canadian immigration website to crash.
If you’re looking to escape to the great white north, there are a few things you can do to get there:
One thing you can do is enroll in a college or university in Canada. You can stay on a student visa, and try to find work after you graduate.
If you’re already past the schooling stage of your life, applying for a job listed under the North American Free Trade Agreement may be your ticket to entry.
If affordable, investing in a seasonal home may offer some comfort. Foreign ownership won’t get you a visa, but Americans are allowed to visit Canada for up to six months at a time.
And if all those avenues don’t work for you, try meeting a nice Canadian and get hitched! Once married, your new partner can sponsor you for immigration.
Immigration to Canada remains a complex process, and each of these options come with their own sets of hurdles on the long path to achieving citizenship in Canada.