Election sees surge in US applications to Canadian colleges

Canadian schools are more aggressively recruiting in the US in the wake of Trump's election

Canadian colleges are experiencing increased web traffic and a surge in US applications following the election of entrepreneur Donald Trump.

US applications to the University of Toronto are up 70% from this point last year, while McMaster University’s American applications are up 34%, according to the Associated Press.

"I think everybody in international education is a little uneasy, in part because some of the rhetoric in the campaign frightened people overseas," Stephen Dunnett, University of Buffalo’s vice provost for international education, told the AP.

"It's going to be perhaps a little bit rocky for a couple of years."

Canadian schools are more aggressively recruiting in the US in the wake of Trump's election, the AP also notes. 

The University of Toronto held a panel in Washington, D.C., this month about the election in an effort to recruit prospective students.

Nearly all recent presidential elections have featured a share of supporters on each side threaten to move to Canada or another abroad locale if their chosen side loses. But a mass post-election emigration out of the U.S. has never materialised.