Canada’s immigration website has crashed as Americans watched Donald Trump take the lead and then win the US election. Searches for “move to Canada” and “immigrate to Canada” spiked on Tuesday night as election returns started favouring the Republican nominee.
The website for Citizenship and Immigration Canada was down at the same time, and has suffered several outages since. Many want to find their way into Canada.
Amid financial markets mayhem in the wake of Mr Trump’s shocking victory, reaction across the world started pouring in. The head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund, Kirill Dmitriev, said Trump’s victory would reduce geopolitical confrontations.
His words: “A less confrontational US foreign policy will unlock major opportunities for joint (Russia-US) trade and investment.”
President Barrack Obama has also called to congratulate Trump as the President-elect.