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Month: March 2021

Global Skills Strategy allows short-term work without permit

Mar 26, 2021 | Immigration

British Columbia and the rest of Canada allows immigrants from other countries to take on short-term employment without the need for a work permit. This is possible under the Global Skills Strategy, known as GSS. The program has two categories by which people could qualify to work in Canada without work permits, namely researchers and highly skilled … Continue reading “Global Skills Strategy allows short-term work without permit”

Car accidents can cause personal injury when least expected

Mar 24, 2021 | Cross-border Personal Injury

Although travel to destinations south of the border remains restricted, exceptions exist. Anyone travelling from Vancouver to Seattle and surrounding areas will be at risk of crossing paths with errant drivers. When that happens south of the border, recovery of personal injury damages could get complicated.  The following example could easily involve British Columbia residents At approximately 11 a.m. on a … Continue reading “Car accidents can cause personal injury when least expected”

Speeding drivers risk lives of others to save a few minutes

Mar 19, 2021 | Injuries

Most speeding drivers in British Columbia and across Canada do so because they think travelling at high speeds saves time. That is a misconception because the time saved is typically insubstantial. In reality, they not only risk the lives of others, but they also risk landing in the hospital rather than arriving at their destinations. … Continue reading “Speeding drivers risk lives of others to save a few minutes”

Motorcycles linked to at least 10% of road fatalities

Mar 18, 2021 | Injuries

Motorcycles make up less than 3% of insured vehicles in British Columbia. However, at least 10% of the lives lost in road accidents in the province each year involve accidents with motorcycles. This does not necessarily mean motorcyclists are negligent because motorists are often the responsible parties in bike vs. car accidents. Reasons for the high number of motorcycle … Continue reading “Motorcycles linked to at least 10% of road fatalities”

Cross-border injuries or death complicates damage recovery

Mar 15, 2021 | Canadian Immigration Law

British Columbia residents on cross-border trips to Seattle or other destinations could face many challenges if they suffer personal injuries south of the border. Life is unpredictable, and accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. And in some cases, the injured victims were not in a vehicle when they were struck. An example … Continue reading “Cross-border injuries or death complicates damage recovery”

Increased restrictions for cross-border travellers

Mar 8, 2021 | Canadian Immigration Law

Travellers between the United States and Canada who might have hoped for border crossing restrictions to be lifted recently learned that nonessential travelling would be even more difficult in the immediate future. Minister Bill Blair, Canada’s Public Safety Minister, announced new health-related restrictions for cross-border drivers and their passengers, and also arriving air travellers. New … Continue reading “Increased restrictions for cross-border travellers”