American Interest In Canadian Universities Spikes After Election

TORONTO — Interest from Americans looking to study in Canada has increased sharply since the election of Donald Trump as the next U.S. president, Canadian universities say.For example, the University of Toronto’s enrolment website received 10 times more traffic from computers based in the United States on the day after the election than on the day before, said Ted Sargent, the school’s vice-president international.On Nov. 8, the site received a typical 1,000 visits, Sargent said. On Nov. 9, the number jumped to 10,000.”It was pretty striking,” he said.The University of Toronto campus is seen in October 2009. (Photo: Mark Blinch/Reuters)Google searches in the U.S. for “college Canada” and “university Canada” also spiked after the election, with most coming from New York and California. Both terms were searched more than twice as much on Nov. 9 than on any other day in the last five years.At McGill University, the …
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