The official immigration site of Canada has crashed as people look to leave the US .
The official website for ‘Citizenship and Immigration Canada’ has stopped working, apparently because of the sheer number of people looking to leave the country.
Canada’s website would usually offer ways of applying either to live in or to become a citizen of the country. But all those people trying to access it actually are able to see is a long loading page and no access to the website.
Moving to live in Canada involves applying to get permanent residency in the country. There are a range of different types of citizenship, most of which require that people come for work or to live with their family.
Donald Trump looks all but assured to be the new president of the United States, leading to huge anxiety among his opponents. Similar pressure to leave the country was seen in the wake of the UK’s general election and of the Brexit vote – an issue that the European Union is looking to potentially solve by allowing people to keep their European citizenship.
The country’s official Twitter account appeared to reference the US election results in a tweet posted just as it became clear that Mr Trump looked set to move into the White House.
In Canada, immigrants are encouraged to bring their cultural traditions with them and share them with their fellow citizens.
Canada has been active in taking in refugees from a range of countries in recent months. The government has run a campaign to welcome people fleeing the war in Syria, for instance, and has been praised for being so welcoming in greeting refugees from countries around the world.