It's not as easy as you'd think
Sure, Americans and Canadians enjoy fairly easy travel across borders, but some experts warn that legally and permanently emigrating to Canada just because you don't want to live in the US anymore will likely be difficult, and in some cases, not likely at all. But if you're what Canada is looking for in an American migrant, it's possible. As explained in a report by The New York Times, Canada favors prospective immigrants who fit into two categories: students in higher education and people who are skilled in certain professions outlined in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
"Sometimes I’ve had Americans who feel that they can just drive across the border,” Vancouver-based immigration lawyer David Aujla told the Times. "It comes as a surprise to them, ‘Oh what do you mean, I have to qualify?’ Yes, you do have to qualify." And as it turns out, just dealing with all of the red tape in the process of building up the residency requirements, even while holding a temporary status in Canada, could take longer than a Trump presidency, according to the report. All the delicious, gravy-drenched fries in Canada might not be enough to outweigh the headaches from the endless paperwork.