June 24, 2016 11:55 am
Updated: June 24, 2016 6:46 pm

Brexit fallout: ‘How to move to Canada’ trends in U.K. after European Union vote

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It seems many Britons are looking at making the big move across the pond after the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union.

On Friday, after the U.K. voted 52 per cent in favour of bouncing from the European Union, many internet users began to search on Google “How to move to Canada.”

According to Google Trends, the term was searched most frequently in Wales, followed by England and Scotland. “How to move to Canada from UK,” “move to Canada from UK,” and “Can I move to Canada?” were also popular search terms.

Following the referendum, many took to social media to say they were packing up and moving across the pond.

According to Google Trends, once the Brexit results were officially announced, “What is the EU?” was the second-most searched question in the U.K., while “What does it mean to leave the EU?” was the most searched.

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It’s seems Canada is a popular destination for foreigners upset with the political situation in their homelands.

Earlier this year, Americans were threatening to move to Canada if Donald Trump becomes president. The same threat was made in November over the States’ plan to allow Syrian refugees in the country.

And in the summer of 2015, social media lit up with the same threat after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Canada had legalized same sex marriage in 2005.

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