Consulate of Mexico in Toronto
350-11 King Street West, Toronto, ON M5H 4C7
Ext 231 Omar Herrera, Consul, Program Coordinator
Ext 230 Claudia Suarez, Liaison Officer
Ext 232 Victor Soler, Liaison Officer
Ext 242 Ramiro Navarro, Liaison Officer
Ext 271 Marco De Leon, Liaison Officer
Bus: (416) 368-2875 Fax: (416) 368-8342 or
(416) 368-9384 Emergency # (416) 716-0931
Toll Free: 1-888-351-2690 (For exclusive use only by Mexican workers)
Consulate of Mexico in Leamington
350 Highway 77, RR 2, Leamington ON N8H 3V5 / PO Box 245 Leamington ON N8H 3W2
Ext 227 , Jorge Paz, Vice Consul
Ext 228 Alejandro Fernandez, Liaison Officer
Ext 230 Itza Soto, Liaison Officer
Bus: (519) 325-1460
Fax: (519) 326-0877
Emergency # (519) 324-1481 (available after 5:00 p.m.)
Toll Free: 1-866-657-6635 (Provided for the exclusive use only by Mexican Workers)
Comments From The Country
Notice from the Employer - The worker evaluation form is now available on-line. The evaluation form can be found at https://simolint.stps.gob.mx and should be completed as part of the requirment process. Each employer has been assigned a username and pass code necessary to fill out the fomr. The evaulation has two sections: A General and an Extented Asseessment - The General assessment is indispensable for the recruitment process. The Ministry of Labour has put together a User's Manual to assist you in completing the evaluation.
To ensure that the website loads properly, please make sure you have installed Internet 8.0 or 9.0. For later versions of Internet Explorer, please choose compatibility view in your internet settings and add website. You will then be able to view the site properly. If you have any technical difficulties while filing your evaluations online, please address them directly to the F.A.R.M.S. office where pass code and access assistance can be obtained.
Housing Inspections - Kindly fax a copy of the Ministry of Health housing inspetion approval to the Mexican Consulate.
Social Insurance Numbers - Please make sure that all your workers have a valid current Social Insurance Numbers. If any of your workers have not received a SIN after arrival in Canada, please contact the Mexican Consulate. Depending on the specific circumstance of each case, you may be required to bring the worker to apply for a SIN in person at a local Service Canada office. For this reason it is extremely important to double-check the status of the workers' SIN well in advance of their departure.
T4’s and Filing Tax Returns - The Worker is responsible for the filing of their own tax return. Employers are requested to assist the worker where possible in the completion and filing of Tax Returns. Before returning to Mexico the worker must indicate to the employer in writing the name of the company, address and telephone number where the employer has to send the T4.
Bank Accounts - The use of direct deposit payroll options (also direct deposit tax returns) and bank accounts (chequing and savings) are encouraged. The workers could benefit by using debit cards and providing their spouse or whomever a second card for direct money withdrawals in Mexico. The cost of money transferring to Mexico would decrease dramatically.
Medical Assistance - Employers are advised that the Mexican Consulate has available an English / Spanish Medical Assistance form for use when a worker requires medical attention. Please make sure the worker brings it with him/her at his/her medical examination. If you do not have the medical form contact the Mexican Consulate and assistance will be provided to you. In case of loss of work due to illness or a work related accident the employers are asked to directly notify Great-West Life Insurance, WSIB and the Mexican Consulate immediately. According to the Canadian law the nature of illness will remain confidential and only with the consent of the worker will the information be provided.
Great West Life Insurance - Mexican workers continue to be covered for emergency medical, life, disability and dismemberment under a policy with Great-West Life Insurance. Employers are required to pay the full invoiced amount and recover only that amount equal to the workers duration of employment. If there are any discrepancies with the dates of coverage for the workers, the employer is advised to contact F.A.R.M.S. to ensure that the date is acurate. Great-West Life will only reconcile monies based on data received from the Mexican Consulate. Employers are requested to deduct ninety-four (.94) cents per day seven (7) days a week from the workers pay.
Seasonal Agricultural Worker Contact: 1-855-896-0808 or email@example.com
NOTE** Great West Life insurance for Mexican farm workers is not extended beyond December 15th each year.
The following documents can be downloaded from the Mexican Consulate web page www.consulmex.com:
- Medical Form
- Payroll sheets
- SIN application forms