Canada’s immigration website crashes as Trump’s election lead grows

Data from Google suggests searches for ‘move to Canada’ spiked significantly during the night as Trump victories unfolded in key battleground states. Canada’s main immigration website appeared to suffer repeated outages on Tuesday night as Trump took the lead in several major states and his prospects for winning the US presidency turned markedly higher.

Some users in the United States, Canada and Asia saw an internal server error message when trying to access the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website.

When the Guardian clicked on the page it would not load and a “this page isn’t working” error message came up.

Officials for the ministry could not immediately be reached for comment, but the website’s problems were noted by many on Twitter.

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