Trudeau's office said on Wednesday evening that the two spoke, reiterating the importance of the Canada-U.S. relationship and discussing areas of mutual interest Trudeau also invited Trump to visit Canada and Trump reciprocated, Trudeau's office said.
This is not the first time politics has driven Americans to consider braving colder weather.
In New Zealand, immigration officials said the New Zealand Now website, which deals with residency and student visas, had received 1,593 registrations from United States citizens since November 1 - more than 50 percent of a typical month's registrations in just seven days. Canada also has talks under way that could lead to trade agreements with China and India, Dattu said. "We need to work together to get that".
John Boscariol, a trade lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault LLP, said that for some sectors of the Canadian economy, there is "one thousand times" more uncertainty with the incoming Trump administration than there is in the aftermath of last June's Brexit vote in the United Kingdom.
Trump received a call from his opponent Hillary Clinton to concede the presidency, after he clinched victories in the key battleground states of Florida, North Carolina and Ohio.
"The only people that will benefit from litigation on this file are lawyers, and frankly I'd rather have our people who work in the forests and work in the mills, both sides of the border, benefit-not lawyers", he said.
"If so-and-so wins the election, I'm moving to Canada" was a common refrain throughout the election, but as results began pouring in Tuesday pointing to a Trump win, some Americans seemed to be making a more serious assessment of their options.
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He has been mentioned as a possible secretary of state or for another Cabinet position in the Trump administration. It could also open the floodgates for the kind of credible, experienced Republican foreign policy insiders who Mr.
"Obviously any trade deal can be improved, and to the degree that the president-elect of the United States wants to see improvements to NAFTA, we'd be happy to sit down and talk", he said as quoted by CBC News Network.
It's impossible for anyone to really know what Trump's victory means for Canada, Barutciski said.
Immigration consultants we've reached say they have had more interest from Americans.
Possibly the most obvious is that Trump, much like numerous elected Republican leaders in the USA government, have long stated support for approving the Keystone XL pipeline project.
"It was a brief call but a strong beginning to what is going to be a constructive relationship".
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair, meanwhile, told reporters this in Montreal that Trudeau needs to "stand up" to the incoming president.
Trump's hard line on immigration and promise of "extreme vetting" of Muslim immigrants and refugees from countries with terrorist ties, and to suspend visas to citizens from countries with inadequate security screening could complicate Canada's open and tolerant refugee policy.