Canada immigration website goes down as Donald Trump gains lead

Maybe some Americans were serious when they threatened they would move to Canada if Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump became successful in his often polarizing campaign for the White House.

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 U.S. presidency turned markedly higher.

Some users in the United States, Canada and Asia saw an internal server error message when trying to access the www.cic.gc.ca/ website.

This is how the site actually looks like
This is how the site actually looks like
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This is how the site is right now

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

After some Americans, often jokingly, said would move to Canada if Trump was elected, the idea has been taken up by some Canadian communities. In February, the island of Cape Breton on Canada’s Atlantic coast marketed itself as a tranquil refuge for Americans seeking to escape should Trump capture the White House.

Carolina

Carolina works for HackRead as a technical writer. She is a Brazilian traveller who has been to almost every country around the world. She has a keen interest in technology, gadgets and social media.