Mexico


Consulate of Mexico in Toronto

Address

350-11 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 4C7

Omar Herrera, Consul

Program Coordinator
Ext 231
e-mail: cherrera@sre.gob.mx

Liliana Cuellar

Liaison Officer
Ext 230
e-mail: ptattor01@sre.gob.mx

Phone & Fax

Bus: (416) 368-2875
Fax: (416) 368-8342
1-888-351-2690 (SAWP general inquiries for workers and employers)
After hours only emergency line – (647) 875-2236

Manuel Balderas Millan

Liaison Officer
Ext 232
e-mail:  ptattor02@sre.gob.mx

Marco De Leon

Liaison Officer
Ext 271
e-mail: ptattor03@sre.gob.mx

Francisco Sierra Tena

Farm Visitor
Ext 242
e-mail: ptattor04@sre.gob.mx


Consulate of Mexico in Leamington

Address

350 Highway 77, RR 2, Leamington ON N8H 3V5
PO Box 245 Leamington ON N8H 3W2

Alejandro Noriega

Deputy Consul PTAT-SAWP
Ext 225
e-mail:  anoriega@sre.gob.mx

Alejandro Fernandez

PTAT-SAWP
Ext 228
e-mail: ptatlea01@sre.gob.mx

Phone & Fax

Bus: (519) 325-1460
Fax: (519) 326-0877
Emergencies (only): (519) 324-1481
Toll Free: 1-866-657-6635
STPS toll free # for workers: 1-877-496-2003
Website: http://consulmex.sre.gob.mx/leamington
Facebook: @ConsulMexLeamington Twitter: @ConsulMexLea

Karen Gomez Angel

Ext 227
e-mail: ptatlea02@sre.gob.mx

Hector Diaz

PTAT-SAWP
Ext 229
e-mail: ptatlea03@sre.gob.mx

CONSULAR SECTION OF THE EMBASSY IN CANADA (EAST PART OF ONTARIO/OTTAWA)

Juan Gabriel Morales – Bus: (613) 233-6665
After hours/emergency: (613) 795-1868
Email – jmorales@sre.gob.mx
1000 – 45 O’Connor St. Ottawa ON K1P 1A4

Comments from the Country

COVID-19 AND TRAVEL RELATED INFORMATION

The Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto wish you a successful 2021 season, hoping that the health contingency caused by COVID-19 is far away from
your farm.
We hope that all the workers laboring in your farm are in good health and that there is no setback for them, within the quarantine period to join their work activities.
It is very important that you provide them with full support as well as the necessary means so that all of them comply with the provisions of the ArriveCan program. In which every person who enters Canadian soil is obliged to provide information about their arrival and period of quarantine and thus avoid a possible fine and administrative sanctions.

All related information can be found at:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19/arrivecan.html

Please kindly send at your earliest convenience the following information to the
Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto:

1. Housing conditions – Please confirm compliance with the protocol and guidelines established by Canadian authorities, both at the federal and provincial levels, regarding social distancing. Kindly outline what sanitary measures are being taken in order to protect the workers, and confirm that workers are receiving protective gear and cleaning supplies.

2. Mandatory quarantine – Please confirm that upon arrival, all the workers are kept in mandatory 14-day quarantine without being sent to work prior the completion of this period.

3. Healthcare access – Please confirm that there is clarity for workers and
employers regarding the procedures to follow in the event that symptoms of
COVID-19 are present.

4. Healthcare unit protocol – It is strongly recommended to contact and confirm with your local healthcare unit whether there is a protocol to assist farm workers in the event of a COVID-19 outbreak.

5. Payment/Compensation – Please gather documentation (pay stubs) to confirm
payment of 30 hours during the quarantine period starting on the arrival date, and
send them to us attached to your email on the aforementioned issues. Kindly
keep us informed about:

•Payment of wages when workers are put on mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Canada.
•Payment of wages in the cases when workers are in quarantine after an outbreak is detected at the workplace, even when the workers are not sick.

We look forward to receiving your answers to these questions at your earliest
convenience.

Kindly display information in Spanish in common areas at the workplace and the
housing of the workers about the symptoms of COVID-19 and wellbeing guidelines
during the pandemic.

For your convenience we are including the following links to further information
resources in Spanish from the Government of Ontario: (copy and paste into your browser)

https://www.publichealthontario.ca/en/diseases-and-conditions/infectious-diseases/respiratory-diseases/novel-coronavirus/public-resources

https://www.canada.ca/content/dam/esdc-edsc/documents/campaigns/foreign-worker-rights/covid19-guide/COVID-19_TFW_guide_es.pdf

OTHER COMMENTS FROM MEXICO

According to the SAWP contract it is an employer’s obligation to complete payroll sheets and issue pay stubs however, DO NOT send worker payroll sheets via postal
delivery to the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto unless, you are specifically requested to do so and then via e-mail.

It is highly recommended keeping either an electronic or hard copy of the workers’ Work Permit, as the Mexican Consulate does not have a backup copy of this document once all available copies are sent to Service Ontario for OHIP request purposes.

PHOTO HEALTH CARD

In 2021 the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto will continue to send the requested form for OHIP to Service Ontario regardless if a worker requires a new photo or not.

SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBERS

Please make sure that all your workers have a valid current Social Insurance Number. If any of your workers have not received a SIN after arrival in Canada, please contact Service Canada directly or Central Index at 1 800 206 7218. For this reason, it is extremely important to double-check the status of the workers’ SIN well in advance of their departure.

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE TO WORKERS

The Mexican Consulate in Toronto kindly request the employers to refrain from forwarding workers’ personal correspondence to this Consulate and please send directly to the address provided by the workers, other than this office (e.g. phone companies, bank statements, general bills, advertisement, subscriptions), with the exception of correspondence from Service Canada, Service Ontario, CPP, CRA. WSIB, Cowan Insurance and any other Government or official authority. In case of doubt please contact the Consulate.