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More Americans head north

Tide turns on brain drain as more Americans move north

OTTAWA — The number of Americans admitted to Canada last year hit a 30-year high, fuelling a pattern that suggests the drain of Canadian brains south of the border may be easing.

The number of Americans accepted in Canada reached 10,942 in 2006, almost double the number admitted in 2000. By contrast, the number of Canadians admitted to the U.S. in 2006 dropped sharply from the previous year, falling to 23,913 from 29,930.

The article goes on to say that the last time the rate of Americans moving to Canada was so high was during the Vietnam era, when many Americans left in protest of the war.