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Express Entry Breaking Records For Permanent Residency
Express Entry Breaking Records For Permanent Residency

July 09, 2021 Canada has seen a massive year for immigration inviting 88,175 candidates to apply for permanent residence

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The Challenges Of Permanent Residency During COVID
The Challenges Of Permanent Residency During COVID

April 27, 2021 Typically, in a 'normal' year thousands of people would be allowed to immigrate to Canada either permanently or as a temporary worker.

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​Canada Announces Six New Immigration Programs
​Canada Announces Six New Immigration Programs

April 23, 2021 Starting May 6, 2021, Canada will open new immigration pathways to permanent residence to essential workers, international students and French speakers who are already in Canada.

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Video - Immigration Issues With Border Closures
Video - Immigration Issues With Border Closures

April 19, 2021 Spring is a very important time for the Canadian economy welcoming foreign workers who are critical for business

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An Unprecedented Shift In Canada’s Immigration Policy
An Unprecedented Shift In Canada’s Immigration Policy

February 26, 2021 The Government of Canada has some ambitious targets for immigration this year due to 2020 being a weak year for immigration as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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New Express Entry Draw On February 10, 2021
New Express Entry Draw On February 10, 2021

February 16, 2021 If you would like to know if you qualify for immigration to Canada through the Express Entry program or a Provincial Nominee Program, please take our free assessment.

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Update On Canada Travel Restrictions
Update On Canada Travel Restrictions

January 29, 2021 The Government of Canada announced new rules on international travel, due to COVID-19.

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Temporary Workers And Students Given Until August
Temporary Workers And Students Given Until August

January 28, 2021 IRCC has extended the policy for temporary workers and students to restore their status until August 2021

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Round 2 Of Express Entry
Round 2 Of Express Entry

January 11, 2021 Canada invites 4,750 to apply for Express Entry Permanent Residency in the second round of invitations

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At FH&P Lawyers we are proud and passionate members of the Okanagan serving and contributing meaningfully to the community in which we live, work & play. As a Firm, we aim to add value to our employees, and the local community, through our involvement with community and charity groups, corporate sponsorship, time investment of our people on Boards and Committees; and through participation at various “Community Days”.

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The Implied Duty Of Good Faith In Commercial Contracts
The Implied Duty Of Good Faith In Commercial Contracts

April 10, 2024 This Law Talk Podcast episode by FH&P Lawyers explores the crucial role of the implied duty of good faith in commercial contracts through landmark cases and insights.

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Kelowna's Short Term Rentals Landscape
Kelowna's Short Term Rentals Landscape

February 16, 2024 Hosts Clay Williams, Partner, and Tanvir Gill, Associate take a look at Kelowna's evolving real estate legal scene with the latest "Very controversial and wide-ranging measure" the government is taking and the latest details of the Province's denial of the exemptions to Kelowna's short-term rental rule changes. This episode offers insights into British Columbia's new short-term rental legislation, featuring Russell Tse from FH&P. Learn about its impact on property owners, housing affordability, and the balance between tourism and residential needs. Essential for those interested in real estate trends and legal changes in Kelowna.

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Our lawyers lend their expertise and knowledge in the blog posts below. They will keep you up to date and informed on the latest news and information centered around legal matters close to home and across the country.

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Get to know Shane Gardner - Sword for Hire

May 09, 2024 Featuring Clay Williams and Shane Gardner from FH&P Lawyers, this podcast discusses Shane's role as an associate specializing in construction litigation. Shane shares his background in construction, his transition to law, and his contributions to community sports. The conversation highlights Shane's commitment to helping smaller companies navigate legal challenges, his involvement in significant arbitration cases, and the impact of economic conditions on the construction industry.

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2024 Budget Changes: Real Estate, Home Taxes and Rentals
2024 Budget Changes: Real Estate, Home Taxes and Rentals

March 28, 2024 Explore the impact of the 2024 budget on real estate with FH&P Lawyers' Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill. Dive into the BC Land Owner Transparency Registry updates, now offering free searches to uncover indirect land ownership. Discover new Property Transfer Tax limits for first-time buyers and significant exemptions for newly built homes, enhancing affordability. Understand the nuances of the Home Flipping Tax, designed to discourage quick property resales. For insights into purpose-built rental buildings and exemptions tailored to your situation, FH&P Lawyers are your go-to legal advisors.

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How Fires Affect Real Estate Deals
How Fires Affect Real Estate Deals

March 26, 2024 In this FH&P Lawyers Law Talk Podcast, Clay Williams and Tanvir Gill delve into the effects of Kelowna's worst fire season on real estate. They explore how wildfires disrupt deals, the importance of insurance, and contract clauses for unforeseen events. Their conversation highlights the challenges and adaptations required in the real estate market amidst natural disasters.

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Claiming Convention Refugee Status in Canada – A Case Summary
Claiming Convention Refugee Status in Canada – A Case Summary

February 28, 2024 A person can seek "Convention Refugee" status in Canada if they are afraid of persecution in their home country due to their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion. This case summary explores how FH&P Lawyers helped a client claim refugee protection as a convention refugee.

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Mediation: Down To The Nitty-Gritty
Mediation: Down To The Nitty-Gritty

February 23, 2024 Alternative Dispute Resolution with FH&P Lawyers LLP, 'Rooted in Community, Ready to Help.' Discover expert insights from Wendy Cheung on effective negotiation and arbitration strategies for conflict resolution. Embrace our commitment to providing client-centred, efficient legal solutions that cater to community needs.

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Alternative Corporate Dispute Resolution: What is it? Is it right for me?
Alternative Corporate Dispute Resolution: What is it? Is it right for me?

February 16, 2024 Dive into FH&P Lawyers LLP's guide on Alternative Dispute Resolution, 'Rooted in Community, Ready to Help.' Our latest piece by Wendy Cheung illuminates effective, client-centred mediation and arbitration methods. Explore our commitment to providing strategic, empathetic legal solutions

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HOW STARTUPS CAN USE EBC TAX CREDITS TO RAISE MONEY
HOW STARTUPS CAN USE EBC TAX CREDITS TO RAISE MONEY

February 15, 2024 Maximize investor interest in your BC tech startup with the Eligible Business Corporation (EBC) tax credit program. Offering a substantial 30% tax credit to investors, this program is designed to enhance your company's appeal and support its growth. Check your eligibility, focusing on key requirements like business activities, employee base, and equity capital. Don't miss out on this competitive edge—apply early to secure your share of the tax credit budget for the fiscal year.

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GUIDELINES TO BEST PRACTICES FOR BC FAMILY LAWYERS AND CLIENTS IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS
GUIDELINES TO BEST PRACTICES FOR BC FAMILY LAWYERS AND CLIENTS IN FAMILY LAW MATTERS

February 09, 2024 In BC family law, best practices focus on civility and honesty, with a significant emphasis on constructive advocacy in resolving sensitive matters like divorce and child custody. Lawyers are advised to minimize conflict, stay objective, and prioritize children's interests to ensure positive outcomes

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Prioritizing Children in your Spring Break Planning- Building Positive Memories and Co-parenting Relationships
Prioritizing Children in your Spring Break Planning- Building Positive Memories and Co-parenting Relationships

February 02, 2024 The blog guides parents in separated or divorced families on handling Spring Break, focusing on child-centric planning, effective co-parenting, and conflict reduction. It underscores maintaining traditions and children's mental well-being, aimed at creating a positive holiday experience. The article embodies values of community support and assistance in family transitions.

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First Express Entry Draw of 2024
First Express Entry Draw of 2024

January 16, 2024 The January 2024 Express Entry draw in Canada issued 1,510 invitations with a 546 CRS score, targeting professionals under programs like the Federal Skilled Worker, Canadian Experience Class, and Federal Skilled Trades. This event reflects Canada's focus on enhancing workforce diversity.

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