Cana­dian im­mi­gra­tion web­site crashes

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

OT­TAWA: The Cana­dian im­mi­gra­tion site crashed yes­ter­day as peo­ple look to leave the US.

The of­fi­cial web­site for “Ci­ti­zen­ship and Im­mi­gra­tion Canada” has stopped work­ing, ap­par­ently be­cause of the sheer num­ber of peo­ple look­ing to leave the coun­try.

Canada’s web­site would usu­ally of­fer ways of ap­ply­ing ei­ther to live in or to be­come a cit­i­zen of the coun­try.

But all those peo­ple try­ing to ac­cess it ac­tu­ally are able to see is a long load­ing page and no ac­cess to the web­site.

Mov­ing to live in Canada in­volves ap­ply­ing to get per­ma­nent res­i­dency in the coun­try.

There are a range of dif­fer­ent types of ci­ti­zen­ship, most of which re­quire that peo­ple come for work or to live with their fam­ily.

Don­ald Trump’s vic­tory is ex­pected to fos­ter huge anx­i­ety among his op­po­nents.

Sim­i­lar pres­sure to leave the coun­try was seen in the wake of the UK’s gen­eral elec­tion and of the Brexit vote – an is­sue that the Euro­pean Union is look­ing to po­ten­tially solve by al­low­ing peo­ple to keep their Euro­pean ci­ti­zen­ship.

The coun­try’s of­fi­cial Twit­ter ac­count ap­peared to ref­er­ence the US elec­tion re­sults in a tweet posted just as it be­came clear that Trump looked set to move into the White House.

“In Canada, im­mi­grants are en­cour­aged to bring their cul­tural tra­di­tions with them and share them with their fel­low cit­i­zens.”

Canada has been ac­tive in tak­ing in refugees from a range of coun­tries in re­cent months.

The gov­ern­ment has run a cam­paign to wel­come peo­ple flee­ing the war in Syria, for in­stance, and has been praised for be­ing so wel­com­ing in greet­ing refugees from coun­tries around the world. – The In­de­pen­dent

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