Sahi emigrated to Canada from India in 1971. He began his career as a laborer in Montreal before going on to build CF Kingsway Inc., Canada's third-largest trucking operation, then branching out into Manufacturing and real estate, to become one of the wealthiest Indo-Canadians in Canada. Sahi is a Certified General Accountant and a member of the Certified General Accountants of Ontario. In 2009, he was awarded with a fellowship designation (FCGA), by the Certified General Accountants Association of Canada.
In "Who Owns Canada Now: Old Money, New Money and The Future of Canadian Business," by Diane Francis, Editor-at-Large for the National Post, Sahi is portrayed as an Example of the "democratization of ownership in Canada from a country in 1986 owned by a few dozen rich families and conglomerates to hundreds of wealthy Canadian families, gigantic pension or mutual funds and millions of Canadian Investors."