During the tumultuous election here in the US yesterday, Gizmodo reported that the Canadian website for information on immigration was repeatedly crashing due presumably to a surge in traffic.
Ina Fried, the senior editor at Recode, was one of the first to report the crashes:
The Canadian immigration site -- https://t.co/ndxYr5ZaDu -- is currently down, presumably under the strain of unprecedented demand.— Ina Fried (@inafried) November 9, 2016
Additionally, USA Today released this graph showing the insane traffic spike for "How to immigrate to Canada."
There were also traffic spikes for the search terms, Immigrate:
For those of you wondering, Canada has a very streamlined system for determining who can or cannot enter the country. Something which can be determined with ease on the site. Those factors include but are not limited to:
-A skill that can be used in Canadian businesses
-A job in Canada
-A job working in agriculture or skilled labor
-Relatives or friends who have nominated you for permanent residency
-A position as an entrepreneur with a high net worth
The site is currently back online for the moment, but it would not be unsurprising if it continued to crash throughout the week.