Google Searches for 'How to Move to Canada' Spike After Super Tuesday Results

After wins for Clinton and Trump, Americans had a sudden interest in migrating.

ByABC News
March 2, 2016, 10:26 AM

— -- Google searches for "how to move to Canada" spiked on Super Tuesday as Americans unhappy with the results seemed to be weighing their future options.

It's unclear whether the results were triggered by Donald Trump taking seven states or Hillary Clinton also winning seven. Of course, it's also a possibility a percentage of those searching are charmed by Canada's new prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

Google data editor Simon Rogers first pointed out the trend, noting the searches spiked more than 350 percent Tuesday night. That number surged as high as 1,150 percent before settling around the 500 percent mark at the end of the day, according to Mashable.

Google search results also show a breakdown by state -- and it appears the majority of searches about emigrating to Canada came from Massachusetts.

Want to find out if you're eligible to move north? Canada's website has a tool for people to determine their eligibility.

A polite Canadian warning at the top of the website says: "You may experience delays while using the website. We are working to resolve this issue. Thank you for your patience."

It's unclear if the delay is related to the sudden interest in emigration.