Canada immigration site crashes as American desperately reconsider the notion of living in the United States under a Donald Trump presidency.
Reports have told that a website catering to immigration to Canada having been ‘intermittently’ down Tuesday night after it became apparent that Donald Trump’s odds to win the US presidency were becoming a foregone conclusion.
The website – cic.gc.ca informs applicants how to get into Canada as a skilled worker or as a refugee.
Visitors to the site presumably overtaxed the host’s serving capacity as anxious Americans re-assessed the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency.
The presumptuous rise in applicants comes off the back of recent statements courtesy of celebrities such as Barbara Streisand and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston repeatedly threatening to renounce their US citizenship and apply for status in Canada if Trump won.
Interestingly the interruptions come as Canada has been active in taking in refugees from a range of countries in recent months. The government has run a campaign to welcome people fleeing the war in Syria, for instance, and has been praised for being so welcoming in greeting refugees from countries around the world.
As of just after midnight November 9, the site was once again down.
And then there were these responses on social media that made this author wonder as well:
OMG, Canada’s immigration site has crashed. pic.twitter.com/xYVZE8rIxo
— Meena Thiruvengadam (@Meena_Thiru) November 9, 2016
When the immigration site for your home country of Canada keeps crashing during the election pic.twitter.com/yC9OC4R57C
— Ξxpherience (@Expherience) November 9, 2016
The Canadian immigration site crashed. That’s not a joke, it actually crashed.
— Elias Toufexis (@EliasToufexis) November 9, 2016
LMFAOOOOO THE CANADA IMMIGRATION SITE CRASHED! I KNOW THIS ISNT A TIME TO BE LAUGHING BUT IM CRYING!!!
— Bran ?? (@Bigpapibeez) November 9, 2016
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) November 9, 2016