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Canadian immigration website crashes on election night

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Cole Burston | Bloomberg | CNBC

Vehicles make their way through the Canadian border crossing in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

Everyone’s probably heard at least one person say they’re moving to Canada based on whoever wins the elections. Apparently, some of them weren’t kidding.

When the presidential campaign results confirmed a tighter race than most expected, an influx of people decided to look up Canada’s immigration site, causing the website to momentarily crash. The website came back around 11:05 p.m. ET.

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While some may just be keeping their options open, one business is capitalizing on those serious about making the move north. The Farmer’s Daughter Country Market, located on an island at the eastern end of Nova Scotia in Canada, is offering 2 acres of free land and a job for people who relocate.

However, others say moving to The Great White North could potentially be a bad money move, attributing the reasons to employment, cost of living and potentially higher taxes.

In the meantime, Canada has been keeping close tabs on the United States’ presidential election with a social media campaign, “Tell America It’s Great” trending on Twitter a few weeks ago and “#MeanwhileInCanada” trending on election night.

CNBC could not immediately reach the Canadian immigration offices for comment.



Source : CNBC

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