Searches for “move to Canada” and “immigrate to Canada” spiked on Tuesday night as election returns started favouring the Republican nominee.
The website for Citizenship and Immigration Canada was down at the same time, and has suffered several outages since.
Amid financial markets mayhem in the wake of Trump’s shocking victory, reaction across the world started pouring in.
The head of Russia’s sovereign wealth fund said Trump’s victory would reduce geopolitical confrontations.
“A less confrontational US foreign policy will unlock major opportunities for joint (Russia-US) trade and investment,” said Kirill Dmitriev.