Canada's immigration website crashes on election night
As the results of the U.S. presidential election pour in, Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website appeared to be inaccessible to some users.
UPDATE: Feds say immigration website crashed due to traffic surge
Clicking on the site around 11 p.m. ET resulted in an error that stated “there is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.”
Two hours later, it still wasn’t working. CIC has not yet commented on the apparent outage
Twitter users have suggested it’s proof Americans are flooding the site with requests because they’re not happy about the results and considering moving north.
However, moving to Canada isn’t as easy as some might assume.
I was gonna write this as a joke but found out it was real. "The Canada Citizenship and Immigration site crashed around 8 PM" #electionnight— Ben Schwartz (@rejectedjokes) November 9, 2016
Canadas citizenship and immigration website has crashed— Bushra (@baden45) November 9, 2016
Citizenship and Immigration Canada https://t.co/Q9oGk0ElpB has been down for a few hours. Nope, it's not a coincidence! #ElectionNight— Youness Alaoui (@KaKaRoToKS) November 9, 2016
Where we stand right now: DOW futures are down 750. The dollar is plummeting. And Canada’s immigration website just crashed.— Nick Bilton (@nickbilton) November 9, 2016