Americans might actually move to Canada after the presidential election

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Perhaps it's just coincidence, but in the past year searches for jobs in Canada on the website Monster.com have jumped 58 percent. Money magazine reported Wednesday that, per Monster, keyword searches on the job search engine involving the word "Canada" have gone from "from 19,693 in 2015 to 30,296 through October 2016."

Engineers seem particularly interested in the prospect of migrating up north. Openings for "civil engineers, mechanical engineers, software engineers, and chemical engineers" in Canada garnered the most searches, though IT workers were also checking out job prospects in Canada, Money reported. Bankers, salespeople, and human resources professionals seem the least concerned with searching for work in Canada, at least per Monster's search data.

Admittedly, searching for a job is a lot different than applying, landing an interview, getting an offer, and then deciding to actually take the position. But the increased interest suggests some level of seriousness behind Americans' threats to flee the country if, say, Donald Trump becomes president.

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The true test, of course, will be Monster.com's job searches on Nov. 9.

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