More people googled "move to canada" following the victory of President Trump on November 2016 than ever before. But immigration from the United States is not - and never has been - one way traffic. Distressed Americans who were looking to flee from Trump's America swamped Google in November, and even crashed the official Canadian government immigration website temporarily. However, it looks like the stready stream of UK nationals looking to over over the pond has only gone up.
That’s according to our own figures which shows that emigration to the United States is up around 20 per cent since President Trump won the election on November 8th.
There are still compelling reasons why people will continue moving to the United States no matter who has moved in to the White House. It’s Gross Domestic Product per capita is third highest in the world behind Norway and Ireland. The USA also has the lowest property price to income ratio, making US real estate much more affordable than that of the UK, which has one the highest ratios. That said, most of our clients are looking for the simple things - better weather, a better job and a fresh start.
In fact, based on 11 separate sets of data including GDP per capita, income tax levels, average net incomes, real wages, education ranking, property price to income ratio, crime and unemployment levels, healthcare efficiency, food costs and familiarity with English the United States enjoys a spot at #5 on our ranking for the Best Countries for UK Expats.
So while most Americans ended up staying put despite their reservations over Donald Trump’s approach, UK families don’t seem to have changed their minds about heading West.