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Canada’s immigration website crashes after Trump wins!

  • Even before the polling results roll in Canada’s immigration website has gone into overdrive and has stopped working
  • Speculations are on that people are looking to move to Canada fearing Trump's stringent immigration laws
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While most of us are glued to television sets thanks to ‘shocking’ turn of events in the US elections, other things have been afoot in America. 

Even before the polling results officially came in, the Government of Canada’s immigration website has gone into overdrive and refuses to resurrect itself. 

While there is no official confirmation of the same, overzealous twitteratis and armchair political analysts have expressed concern that Americans are looking to move out to Canada. 

In fact, Google servers have registered a number of search questions with the tags – 'Move to Canada'.

People are looking to leave the US fearing the aftermath of Donald Trump entering the White House.

President Trump’s immigration views are:

  • Establish new immigration controls to boost wages and to ensure that open jobs are offered to American workers first.
  • Select immigrants based on their likelihood of success in the U.S. and their ability to be financially self-sufficient.
  • Vet applicants to ensure they support America’s values, institutions and people, and temporarily suspend immigration from regions that export terrorism and where safe vetting cannot presently be ensured.
  • Turn off the jobs and benefits magnet. 
  • Reform legal immigration to serve the best interests of America and its workers, keeping immigration levels within historic norms.

Despite these stringent views, Trump has secured impressive support from the Indian community there. The closeness comes from gestures like his support of the Hindu Community, celebrating Diwali with them, having the same views on terrorism on Pakistan etc. 

While the earlier part of the Trump campaign was focussed on immigration laws, he turned a little soft towards the fag end of his campaign. He is quoted to have said, “We need highly-skilled people in this country. If we can’t do it, we will get them in.” 

Why Canada?

Canada has been largely welcome of refugees, case in point being the entry of Syria refugees within its borders. In fact, a tweet on the Canada twitter site reads: “In Canada, immigrants are encouraged to bring their cultural traditions with them and share them with their fellow citizens.” 

Canada has a fast-track system for immigration called Express Entry. It's how skilled workers transition into a role in the country. All applicants into Express Entry are given specific scores based on their specific talents and job prospects and then ranked with other applicants. Those at the top of the rankings are invited to become permanent residents.

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