If Trump Wins, Don’t Move To Canada — Move To Mexico

 

If Trump Wins, Don’t Move To Canada — Move To Mexico

When elections get tense, Americans often joke that they’ll flee to Canada. Nothing against our northerly neighbor, but I am looking to move instead to Mexico. Beyond the incredible beaches, mezcal and tacos, the country has a lot going for it. These are 7 reasons why I’d rather move to Mexico than Canada.

1. Jobs

Mexico’s economy is more dynamic and is growing faster than most people think. The country’s unemployment rate is 4%  —  lower than that of Canada (6.8%) and the United States (4.8%). The middle class has grown dramatically in the past 15 years and is expected to add another 3.8 million households by 2030.

In Mexico’s emerging tech hub, Guadalajara, you’ll find there is a pool of young, highly educated and motivated individuals who are producing high caliber products that have global reach. If you’re early- or mid-career, you should absolutely look into opportunities in America’s southerly neighbor.

2. Technology

Mexico, with a much smaller population, graduates nearly as many engineers as the U.S. Historically, most of these students have studied mechanical, electrical and civil engineering — these numbers are changing as information technology has taken pole position as the engine of growth in the global economy.

As tech startups and other fast-growing software firms join the ranks of IBM, Oracle, Intel and others that started opening Mexico operations in the 1970s, more and more students opt for degrees in Computer Science. As a result, the cities of Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey are experiencing a bonafide tech boom.

3. Quality of Life

Measured on a power purchasing parity (PPP) basis — that is, based on take home earnings adjusted for local prices for things like food and housing — Mexico is the world’s 11th largest economy. Measured on the same basis, Canada ranks 16th.

While this stat doesn’t tell the whole story, it does highlight the fact that the rising middle class in Mexico is able to achieve a comfortable quality of life and be able to save money for a rainy day. Many cities in the U.S. have an exorbitant cost of living — Mexico looks like an attractive option regardless of who’s in The White House.

4. The People

In my personal experience, Mexicans compete head-to-head with Canadians for the “friendliest people on earth” award. My Mexican friends and business partners are warm, open and focused on family. Plus, they love to laugh. I can’t think of a better community in which to work and raise a family.

5. The Food and Culture

There aren’t any taco bowls, but you will find tacos like you’ve never had — plus regional dishes like carne en su jugo, tortas ahogadas and quesitacos. Restaurants like Pujol and Quintonil, the 25th and 12th best restaurants in the world, exemplify incredibly rich Mexican culinary traditions and attract foodies from across the globe.

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6. The Weather I grew up in a part of the U.S. that’s essentially Canada, so you think I’d find something to like about Canadian winters. You would be wrong, sir. If you prefer warm weather and sunshine, the choice to move to Mexico should be selfevident.

7. Lucha Libre Dudes in colorful masks with names like “Blue Demon” and “The Saint,” fighting each other over age­old themes like honor, love and revenge? Plus, you get to eat nachos while you watch? Count. Me. In. In conclusion, Mexico is where the action is. In fact, as Guadalajara becomes a more significant global tech hub and the Mexican middle class grows at a faster rate of both the U.S. and Canada, it’d be tempting to move there regardless of the outcome in November.

Adam Sewall, bi-lingual technology & marketing leader, Head of Marketing and Partnerships at Wizeline, a provider of intelligent product planning software and agile software development services, and collaborator for The Huffington Post, recently published a piece titled: “If Trump Wins, Don’t Move To Canada  —  Move To Mexico“.

source:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/if-trump-wins-dont-move-to-canadamove-to-mexico_us_57b727aee4b007f18197eb1a?

So if Trump wins, don’t worry, we got plenty of room for you here in Mahahual.  If Trump wins, myself I am going to declare for political asylum here in Mexico.  I have already looked into it.  All I have to do is go to immigration and declare that I am seeking political asylum in Mexico from the political system in the USA.  Mexico has one of the best systems in the world for political refugees, and I am sure Trump being President of the USA will qualify me as a political refugee here in Mexico.  Trust me, Donald Trump is the most hated man in Mexico and Latin America, so I will be welcomed with open arms.

Thanks for reading,

Stewart Rogers USA-South Carolina

9 thoughts on “If Trump Wins, Don’t Move To Canada — Move To Mexico

  1. Steve Heide says:

    Stewart, one caveat to your most excellent blog on If Trump Wins. Please do not move to Mexico if you voted for or supported Trump, please go to Canada or somewhere else when Madam President Hillary is sworn in.

      • Steve Heide says:

        Excellent suggestion for Trump supporters. Go spend some quality time with Vlad, maybe visit his dacha on the Black Sea, enjoy the beautiful beaches that are also black. Don’t worry about voting anymore, it will be paradise, I guarantee it!

    • Sarah Kirk says:

      I am a MN 43 year young woman. I am so so sick to my stomach that Trump won as are millions of Americans. My heart breaks for Hilary clinton. All the poles news groups everyone including many on the trump team thought she did also. What happened well I think many people are confused.. what scares me is his lack of self control and temperament. If someone angers him from another country is he gonna go to war or cause an attack on the USA. He is going to male the country hated even more by terrorists. I had a 5-6 year plan to move to Mahahual however now I may do it sooner. God help us all.

  2. Richard says:

    I am enjoying your blog , but I will question your comment concerning JOBS… If you desire to be 100% legal that is. Unless things are very different from Progresso and Cozumel , you need proper working permits . Oh its done without them, and its done everyday , but if folks think its just come down and get a job its not that way at all. ((4% Unemployment #?? Remember folks, Mexico has no less than 10 Million of its workers , working outside of Mexico.)) Unlike the USA where a US citizen has nothing they can do about illegals working in the USA.. In Mexico a Mexican just needs to bring up the fact that some Gringo is taking a Job from a Mexican and you’ll be getting a visit.. hahahahaha ya better have those working papers close at hand or your boss better be well connected..

    • Sarah Kirk says:

      I am a MN 43 year young woman. I am so so sick to my stomach that Trump won as are millions of Americans. My heart breaks for Hilary clinton. All the poles news groups everyone including many on the trump team thought she did also. What happened well I think many people are confused.. whag scares me is his lack of self control and temperament. If someone angers him from another country is he gonna go to war or cause an attack on the USA. He is going to male the country hated even more by terrorists. I had a 5-6 year plan to move to Mahahual however now I may do it sooner. God help us all.

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