Nov 03, 2016 08:37 AM EDT

Rising Tensions With The Elections May Affect Job Security, Americans Looking Up North

With the US elections just around the corner, more people are starting to worry about their jobs and have begun to look elsewhere.

According to The Guardian, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democrat presidential bet Hillary Clinton are neck-on-neck on the most recent polls, so it is anyone's ball game at this point. The turnout of voters will also determine the outcome of the elections heavily, the Guardian adds.

In an article in CNN, it would appear that a Trump presidency may make the country's employment rate turn for the worst. CNN identified four categories where the two candidates would battle it out, all in relation to jobs, taxes, stocks and economy. In a nutshell, Clinton appeared as the safer option, especially taking into consideration the job creation side of things. Trump, on the other hand, may make things difficult due to his proposed foreign policies.

Although perceived as a close fight and one ultimately dependent on how many will cast their votes, it would appear that a lot of Americans are not taking their chances. It didn't take much for people to look up north.

Monster Worldwide, a job posting platform, reported that there was an incredible increase in queries using the world "Canada" this year, which was at 30,296. This is a very notable increase from almost 20,000 last year, CNBC reports.

Furthermore, it appears that the top cities preferred by job seekers are Toronto, Ontario and British Columbia.

This is an enormous 58 increase in job queries for the platform, and based on recent events, the unpredictable election has its hands on it. The findings of Monster Worldwide supports this presumption.

CNBC further adds that a few celebrities expressed their thoughts of moving to Canada should the Republican candidate win. Bryan Cranston, Ne-Yo, and Drake are a few who were vocal in saying they would "return home" should Trump assume the presidency.

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