Sonia obtained her B.A. (Laws) and LL.B. degrees from Guru Nanak Dev University in Punjab, India. After which she emigrated to Canada and attended the University of New Brunswick where she obtained her second LL.B. degree.
Having completed her law degree, Sonia moved to British Columbia where she articled with the law firm of Yearwood & Company and was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2005. In April 2008, she co-founded the law firm of Joomratty & Virk. In September 2012, she co-founded Virk Viyas & Associate Lawyers. Sonia specializes in corporate/commercial law, residential and commercial real estate and wills & estates. Sonia also completed the ICD-Rotman Directors Education Program in 2021.
Sonia is very active in the community and donates her time to various community-related events. In 2007, she was elected President of the Indo Canadian Business Association of British Columbia. She was the youngest and the first woman to be elected President. She is a member of the Surrey Board of Trade and was a member of their Business Excellence Awards committee for many years. She was also a member of British Columbia's Small Business Roundtable. She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Surrey Hospital Foundation.
As your Director, Sonia brings her legal knowledge and business experience to this position. She is a young professional woman with close ties to the business community. At Gulf & Fraser, the member counts first. She believes in that philosophy.
Served on the Board since: 2014