US election 2016
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump looks at a mask of himself as he speaks during a campaign rally in Sarasota, Florida Carlo Allegri/ Reuters

The Canadian immigration website is repeatedly crashing reportedly due to heavy traffic as early results in the US presidential election put Republican candidate Donald Trump in the lead. Scores of social media users have also taken to Twitter and other platforms offering advice on how to move from the US if Trump becomes the next American president.

The Canadian government's official website, which offers "how to" suggestions and information on relocating to Canada, is experiencing intermittent outage even as there is a sharp rise on similar Google search engines. The URLs – "http://www.immigration.ca/"and "http://www.cic.gc.ca/" – two of the Canadian government's websites are inaccessible at the time of filing this report.

Search terms like "Move to Canada" and "emigrate" have also been sharply increasing in the Google search engine over the last few hours coinciding with the preliminary outcome of the race to the White House.

Here's how social media is reacting to the early results.