Canada's Immigration Website Crashed During The Election

Canada's Immigration Website Crashed During The Election

Planning on moving to Canada? You're not alone.

Planning on moving to Canada? You're not alone.

Remember when we all joked that we were going to move to Canada if Donald Trump won the presidential election? Well, no one is joking anymore. Last night, the Canadian Immigration website crashed due to an overload of traffic, not so coincidentally as Donald Trump secured his victory over Hillary Clinton.

In the past seven days in the U.S., search traffic for "Canada immigration," "Canada" and "move to Canada" has drastically increased, according to Google Trends. This is, scarily, reminiscent of the spike in immigration interest after the Brexit vote this past summer in the U.K. (not to mention that the most popular Google search after Brexit's results was "What is Brexit?"). Maybe next time people should know what exactly they are voting for before they vote? Just a thought.

Soon after the crash, Canada's official account tweeted:

Seems like they are expecting a big turn out. And just to put the icing on the cake, you can also download "Maple Match," a dating app connecting Americans with Canadians—to "make dating great again." On a positive note, if people actually decide to go, this could possibly solve the problem of overpopulation in the US—because there won't be anyone left.

Either way, whether you are looking to leave the U.S., marry a Canadian, or just want to weigh your options, the site is back online. But for what it's worth, we hope you stay. We're going to need you.

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