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Will disheartened Americans head north following U.S. election?

Americans considering making Canada their new home in the wake of the U.S. election should get proper legal advice before heading north, says Toronto immigration lawyer Robin Seligman.

For many in the U.S., fear was their first reaction to Donald Trump's win as president, she tells, noting that on election night Canada’s immigration website crashed due to the volume of traffic, presumably from Americans investigating their options.

“We will have to see what he does with NAFTA,” says Seligman, principal of Seligman Professional Corporation. “There are thousands of people, Americans and Canadians, who count on NAFTA work permits to cross the border, and if he cancels that, as he has said he will, it will cut off opportunities all around.”

Peter Baraian