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US Election Results Crash Canadian Immigration Site

A lot of people suddenly wanted to move north Tuesday night for some reason
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 8, 2016 11:26 PM CST

(Newser) – Canada might want to talk to Donald Trump about a wall. It appears so many Americans were suddenly interested in moving to Canada Tuesday night that the country's immigration website crashed, CTV reports. According to Business Insider, the website first went down around 10:30pm ET. That's around the same time Trump took a lead in a number of major states, Reuters reports. The website continued to go down on and off for the rest of the night. Around the same time, Google searches for Canada spiked.

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For people who still can't get onto Canada's immigration website, the Independent explains that most paths to Canadian citizenship involve moving to Canada for work or to live with family. But maybe those policies will change in the wake of a Trump victory; Canada has been praised for being welcoming to refugees from Syria and elsewhere in recent months. (Read more Election 2016 stories.)

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