Barrister and Solicitor
Wlodyka was born in Canada of Polish parents. He graduated from UBC in 1973
with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Relations. He received his
Bachelor of Law degree from UBC in 1977
to the Bar
was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 1978.
Area of Practice
preferred area of practice with Wlodyka MacDonald Teng is immigration,
refugee and citizenship law. Andrew represents individuals and corporations
in all aspects of Canadian immigration. He represents clients who wish to
apply for permanent residence in Canada under the independent, family and
business categories. He also handles applications for work and study
permits and visitor visas.
regularly appears before all Divisions of the Immigration and Refugee Board
in immigration inquiries, detention reviews, immigration appeals from
removal orders and sponsorship appeals. He has appeared extensively as
counsel before the Federal Court of Canada on immigration and citizenship
matters. He has also appeared as counsel on an immigration matter before
the Supreme Court of Canada.
is part of the legal team at Lowe & Company that has represented
clients from over 45 countries to help them deal with their immigration
expertise in the immigration and citizenship area has been recognized by
the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He is repeatedly
recommended to clients by his colleagues in the legal profession.
with the Immigration and Refugee Board
July, 1986 Andrew was appointed to the Immigration Appeal Board. While he
was a member of this Federal Tribunal, Andrew was responsible for hearing
and deciding refugee claims, deportation and sponsorship appeals.
January 1989, He was promoted to the position of Assistant Deputy Chair of
the Immigration Appeal Division, Immigration and Refugee Board. As
Assistant Deputy Chair of the Immigration Appeal Division, Andrew was
responsible for the supervision of members of the Appeal Division who were
based in Vancouver. These members heard sponsorship and deportation appeals
in British Columbia and Alberta.
positions with the Legal Profession
is one of the founding members of the Citizenship and Immigration Section
of the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch. He has served in the capacity
of Chairperson of the Citizenship and Immigration Section of the Canadian
Bar Association (B.C. Branch) and is currently the Chairperson of the
Overseas Committee of the Immigration Section of the B.C. Branch of the
has also served in the capacity of Member-at-Large for the National Citizenship
and Immigration Section of the Canadian Bar Association.
to Legal Education
has acted frequently as a guest lecturer for the Canadian Bar Association
National and Provincial Immigration Sections.
is currently an immigration law lecturer for the Certification Program for
Immigration Practitioners offered through a program organized by the
University of British Columbia and Seneca College of Ontario. He has also
acted as lecturer for the People's Law School, the Continuing Legal
Education Society of British Columbia and Insight Information Inc.
is Associate Editor of the Immigration Law Reporter published by
a leading immigration law publisher in Canada. He has written extensively
on Immigration related topics. Some of his articles appear in the
Immigration Law Reporter. He has written a guide about practice before the
Immigration Appeal Division of the Immigration and Refugee Board. The Guide
was published by Carswell. He has also published an extensive article on
the Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act. He writes for different ethnic
based newspapers in the lower mainland on immigration matters.
is active within the community. He is General Counsel both to the Canadian
Polish Congress B.C. Branch and the Polish Veterans Association Branch in
Vancouver. He has acted as counsel on behalf of the Polish Consulate in
Vancouver on various immigration and estate matters.
has served as President of the Vancouver Multicultural Society and
Folkfest. He was for many years the Producer of the Polish Television
Program at Rogers Cable. He was awarded a Gold Medal by the Canadian Polish
Congress in recognition of work within the community. He was part of the
team that developed the Alternate Dispute Resolution System for the
Immigration Appeal Division, Immigration and Refugee Board. For the work the
team received the Public Service Award from the government of Canada. Andrew
has one son by the name Alexandre.
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