The Government of Canada’s immigration website crashed on Tuesday night as the US election results were rolling in.
The site went down about 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, followed by intermittent accessibility.
About 9 ET on Tuesday evening, CNN announced that a number of key states in the election – including Michigan, Ohio, Virginia, and Florida – could all swing in Republican nominee Donald Trump’s favor. And Google search traffic to the Canada story began to surge.
(Virginia has since been won by Clinton and Florida by Trump.)
The top story on Business Insider right now is "How to move to Canada and become a Canadian citizen."
The Canadian Immigration website has now actually crashed. #ElectionNight
— Emily Andras (@emtothea) November 9, 2016
— Kristian Sturt (@FootieWriter) November 9, 2016
Here is what the site looks like when down:
Here is what it's supposed to look like: