Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship website was down for hours Tuesday and Wednesday — apparently due to a spike in searches by Americans reacting to Tuesday’s presidential election. Access was cut off on Election Day; the site was brought back online shortly after 10 a.m. ET.
Search trade for “Canada immigration,” “Canada” and “move to Canada” has increasing in a United States relations to a past 7 days, according to Google Trends. Google reports that a hunt terms were quite renouned in Oregon, Washington, Vermont and California.
Meanwhile, Business Insider reported that a story called “How to pierce to Canada and turn a Canadian citizen” was a tip story on a site Tuesday night.
The Wayback Machine has an repository of a now untouched site, if you’re curious, including a page with information on “how we can immigrate to Canada.”
Will anyone indeed do it?
NPR’s Danielle Kurtzleben took a prolonged look during that doubt progressing this year.
“Every election, there’s that carol of people who insist they are relocating to Canada if claimant so-and-so wins. Everyone knows these people. They’re tweeting and Googling about it as we review this,” she wrote. (Which is positively loyal right now.)
Determining how many people indeed follow by is surprisingly difficult, Danielle found. The brief answer is: a few, though substantially for reasons some-more difficult than pristine politics.