Sarah Adler

Sarah Adler

Baker & McKenzie LLP


With more than a decade of international human resource mobility experience at some of Toronto’s most prominent immigration law firms, Sarah provides immigration legal solutions to professionals, specialized service providers, and multinational employers hiring or relocating key employees to Canada.

Sarah has presented on topics such as the challenges in processing Labour Marker Impact Assessment (LMIA applications), and the Canadian Experience Class (CEC) application process. She regularly contributes to a variety of Blogs on current Canadian Immigration topics.

Sarah is called to the bar in both the Province of Ontario and New York State and is a member of the Law Society of Ontario, the New York State Bar. She also acts as Vice-Chair to the Canadian Board of Talent Beyond Boundaries, a Global NGO that supports Refugees resettlement by facilitating economic immigration pathways.

Practice Focus

Complementing her Immigration legal counsel, Sarah also provides strategic advice on corporate immigration matters such developing immigration policies and best practices for companies, compliance requirements, project staffing and bid planning, immigration considerations for companies expanding into Canada, and the consequences of changes in corporate ownership on foreign personnel.

She has advised Fortune 500 companies as well as small and medium size businesses. She possesses particular experience with clients in the mining, IT, and engineering sectors.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advised multiple multinational businesses on Immigration due diligence and regulatory requirements during largescale mergers and acquisitions

  • Assisted an international engineering and mining company in designing international recruitment drive for Canada based on ease on immigration requirements

  • Advocated for policy design and program requirements for IRCC’s EMPP program, and participated in consultation discussions for the Ontario PNP and CEC programs

  • Providing opinions recommendations, and complex strategies for applying for temporary and permanent immigration status in Canada, including citizenship

  • Negotiated legislative interpretations and evidentiary requirements of immigration with government

  • Advised private sector clients on internal corporate immigration and cross border policies

  • Successfully drafted and resolved immigration inadmissibility issues

  • Successfully represented a variety of clients on both significant benefits and entrepreneur based applications

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of Ontario (LSO)
  • New York Unified Court System (NYUCS)


  • Ontario~Canada


  • University of St. Thomas (Juris Doctor) (2004)
  • McMaster University (Bachelor of Arts Classical History and Archaeology) (1999)