350 – 11 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 4C7
Main Line: (416) 368-2875
1-888-351-2690 for SAWP general inquiries for workers and Employers
After hours only emergency line – (647) 875-2236
350 Highway 77, RR 2, Leamington ON N8H 3V5
Deputy Consul and Protection Affairs
Bus: (519) 325-1460
Fax PTAT-SAWP: (519) 326-0877
Fax Consulate: (519) 326-1464
Emergencies (only): (519) 324-1481
Toll Free: 1-866-657-6635
STPS toll free # for workers: 1-877-496-2003
Facebook: @ConsulMexLeamington Twitter: @ConsulMexLea
Juan Gabriel Morales – Bus: (613) 233-6665
After hours/emergency: (613) 795-1868
Email – email@example.com
1000 – 45 O’Connor St. Ottawa ON K1P 1A4
It is important that you support your workers through obtaining their Social Insurance Number (SIN) renewal and their Ontario Health (OHIP) card upon arrival.
Due to back to normal the OHIP processing will no longer be run by the Consulate General.
If the OHIP Card, SIN Letter or Cowan Card are not ready and available within 20 to 30 day (maximum) after the worker’s arrival, please notify your consular office immediately.
Kindly make sure that all your workers have a valid current Social Insurance Number (SIN). If any of your workers does not receive a SIN after their arrival in Canada, please contact Service Canada or Central Index at: 1 800 206 7218 immediately.
It is extremely important to double-check the status of the workers’ SIN upon their arrival to the workplace.
Under provincial law every worker receives OHIP coverage from the moment they arrive to Ontario.
The Consulates of Mexico will continue to provide verification of the arrival of the workers to the private health insurance company (COWAN).
According to the SAWP contract it is the responsibility of the employer to verify that every worker has been duly registered or updated by OHIP and COWAN shortly after their arrival to Ontario.
However, you may contact your consular office to activate emergency version codes should any of your workers in need of medical attention not receive their health cards.
The Embassy of Mexico will continue to provide verification of the arrival of the workers to the private health insurance company (COWAN).
It is mandatory to share with your employees the internal company rules and any “rules of the house” upon their arrival to your premises in Spanish language in written form. Please make sure they acknowledge these rules.
Please notify your consulate if there is an intention to process a transfer or an early repatriation, regardless if it is the worker’s choice or part of the company planning. The Consulates will make sure that each worker acknowledges and approves each transfer or early repatriation.
We would like to remind you to NOT SEND personal workers’ correspondence to the Consulate of Mexico. Kindly refrain from forwarding workers’ personal records of Employment (ROE), T4 Forms, Payment Sheets, Pay Stubs, Bank Statements or other services mail, unless requested by the Consulate. In case of doubt, please contact the respective Consulate of Mexico before sending any workers’ correspondence.
The Mexican Consulates do not keep backup copies of your employer-worker labor relationship documents.
COVID-19 AND TRAVEL RELATED INFORMATION
The Consular Section of the Embassy of Mexico in Canada, the Consulate of Mexico in Leamington and the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto wish you a successful 2023 season, hoping that all the workers and all your farm community
remain in good health. As part of the program, there have been updates that we would like you to acknowledge.