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
Toll-Free Emergency #: 1-888-351-2690 (provided for the exclusive use only by Mexican workers)

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) 233-8988 Ext. 2234
Email – jmorales@sre.gob.mx
1000 – 45 O’Connor St. Ottawa ON K1P 1A4

Comments from the Country

T4’s and TAX FILING

PLEASE DO NOT SEND T4 SLIPS TO THE CONSULATE GENERAL OFFICE OF MEXICO IN TORONTO. 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. Employers are requested to assist whenever possible in the completion and filing of tax returns.

PHOTO HEALTH CARD

In 2019 the Consulate General of Mexico in Toronto will no longer be sending employers paper SAWP applications via Canada Post. Instead, employers will receive an email or fax, a list of workers who arrived on a certain date to that farm who will need to be taken to Service Ontario to get their picture for the first time or for a photo renewal. Attached with the SAWP OHIP form will be instructions to follow.  For workers who have a valid OHIP photo, the Consulate will continue to send the request directly to Service Ontario.

PAYROLL SHEETS

It is mandatory to complete payroll sheets and issue pay stubs however DO NOT send worker payroll sheets to the Consulate General of Mexico, unless specifically requested to do so.

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 requirement process.  Each employer has been assigned a username and pass code necessary to fill out the form.  The evaluation has two sections:  A General and an Extended 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 inspection 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.

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.

Section VIII clause 6. Obligations of the Employer – employers are responsible for transportation to and from a hospital or clinic, whenever the WORKER needs medical attention. The Employer shall take the WORKER (IF REQUIRED) to the closest hospital or clinic, or the Employer shall pay for such transportation if he is unable to take the worker to receive medical attention.

Great West Life Assurance

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 (.90) cents per day seven (7) days a week from the workers pay.

Seasonal Agricultural Worker Contact:  1-855-896-0808

Email address: clients@cowangroup.ca

NOTE** Great West Life insurance for Mexican farm workers is not extended beyond December 15th each year.

Early Cessation of Employment - Section X Mexico Contract

Section X Mexico Contract – if the WORKER and EMPLOYER come to an agreement that the WORKER has to return to Mexico due to personal and/or domestic circumstances, the WORKER shall be responsible for the full cost of their return to Mexico. There is no need to contact the Consulate office if both parties agree. Once the repatriation has been arranged the employer must contact the Consulate to provide details on – who paid the airfare, reason for the early return and whether it is a double arrival or not.  This information should be reported to the Consulate upon departure of the worker.

The following documents can be downloaded from the Mexican Consulate web page www.consulmex.com:

  1. Medical Form
  2. Payroll sheets
  3. OHIP
  4. SIN application forms