A Career in Immigration Law
Catherine opened her own firm in 1990 and operated as a sole practitioner until joining Miller Thomson as a partner in 2010 where she practiced for 5 years. On May 2015, Catherine returned to sole practice and on Nov 2, 2015, she welcomed Victor Ing establishing Sas & Ing Immigration Law Centre.
As an immigration lawyer, Catherine provides a full range of immigration services and is recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert, Who’s Who Legal and Best Lawyers in Canada. Catherine was voted Vancouver’s Best Immigration Lawyer for the 4th consecutive year in 2015.
Catherine is a member of the American Bar Association, Trial Lawyers of British Columbia, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and International Bar Association. She is also registered as a Foreign Legal Consultant with the State Bar of California enabling her to better serve her American clientele in the film and television and high tech industries.
Catherine has been part of Team Canada and Team British Columbia trade missions to countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, China, Hong Kong, and the United States, and has participated in continuing legal education seminars, appeared in parliamentary committees on immigration issues and spoken at international conferences and symposiums.
Born in Edmonton, AB, Catherine lived in Spirit River, Alberta until moving to Abbotsford, BC when she was six. While pursuing her education, Catherine has lived in Victoria, Montreal, Cultus Lake, BC and Vancouver. In 1989 Catherine spent a year teaching English in Nagoya, Japan. She now practices law in Vancouver, but resides in Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island with her husband Paul and sons Louis and William.
Please note, Ms Sas will be suspended from the practice of law from May 17, 2017 through September 17, 2017.
- Bencher of the Law Society of BC 2010-2013
- Appointed Queen’s Counsel, 2006
- Registered Foreign Legal Consultant with State Bar of California (2004)
- Recognized leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert, Who’s Who Legal, and Best Lawyers in Canada
Best Immigration Lawyer of Vancouver 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012
Catherine Sas voted Vancouver’s Best Immigration Lawyer for 5 years Straight!
2006 – 2017 Best Immigration Lawyer
Catherine Sas has been listed in Best Lawyers in Canada for eleven consecutive years, 2006 – 2017.
Who’s Who Legal Leading Immigration Practitioner
Catherine Sas, Q.C. has been recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Who’s Who Legal, an independent assessor of the world’s law firms. Since 1996, Who’s Who Legal has identified the foremost legal practitioners in 32 areas of business law. They feature over 16,000 of the world’s leading private practice lawyers in over 100 countries and pride themselves on the integrity and authority of their findings.
Lexpert Leading Immigration Practitioner
Catherine Sas, Q.C. has been recognized as a leading immigration practitioner by Lexpert.
- Catherine is the current President of the BC India Business Network (BCIBN)