The number of Canadians leaving the country to seek asylum in other European countries is higher than in the United States and the UK, according to a new study.

The report by the Canadian Council for Refugees and Asylum Research shows that, on average, a family of four leaving the U.S. and Canada in the past year will travel from Toronto to London, New York or Rome.

“The majority of those that we surveyed (reported) being able to make it to Europe in the same timeframe (as their families) was by far the fastest of any country in the world,” said David Coteau, the research director of the Canadian council. In the U