Canada's immigration website crashes as users google 'move to Canada' following election results

Posted at 5:50 AM, Nov 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-09 05:51:24-05

Google searches for "how to move to Canada" started spiking just before midnight on Election night. At 12:04 a.m. and again at 3:16 a.m. on Wednesday morning, Google reported major surges in the search term. 

The top five states most interested in moving to Canada were Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Minnesota and California. The state of Florida didn't show up in the top 25 regions searching for "how to move to Canada."

When users Googled the phrase, they then turned to "Canadian citizenship" which sent them to the Canadian immigration website. The high amount of traffic to the website, ultimately caused it to crash and it has been spotty most of the morning. 

The website has been going in and out ever since the results started rolling in. As of 5:45 a.m., the site was up and running but loading very slowly. 

Social media users made fun of the site crashing after the election results rolled in.