Ambassador Porfirio Thierry Muñoz Ledo
Consul General of Mexico in Toronto

Ambassador Porfirio Thierry Muñoz Ledo, who has been a career member of the Mexican Foreign Service since 1986, was appointed Consul General of Mexico in Toronto in June, 2016. Prior to this position, he served as Mexico's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), based in Paris.

Muñoz Ledo holds a degree in law from the Autonomous Metropolitan University (Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana) in Azcapotzalco, Mexico, and a master's in public policy and administration from the London School of Economics (LSE) in the United Kingdom.

He joined the Mexican Foreign Service through the public selection process and has risen up through the ranks from the category of Diplomatic Attaché. Since April 2012, he has held the rank of Career Ambassador.

Over the course of his diplomatic career he has held bilateral and multilateral roles and, on occasions, has combined both responsibilities. Muñoz Ledo has held a wide range of diplomatic and consular posts, and has also carried out various responsibilities in the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs in Mexico.

His diplomatic background includes assignments to Mexican embassies in the United Kingdom (1986-1989), Austria (1989-1994), and France (1998-2000), where he was Deputy Chief of Mission and then Chargé d’Affaires. He was also posted to Mexico's Permanent Missions to the United Nations and other international organizations based in Vienna (1989-1994) and to the Office of the United Nations and other international organizations based in Geneva (1994-1998).

In the consular service he has served as Consul General of Mexico in Boston, Massachusetts in the United States (2004-2007), also covering the states of New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Maine and Vermont.

Muñoz Ledo was Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco (2007-2013), from where he also served as concurrent Ambassador to the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Gabonese Republic, the Republic of Ghana, the Republic of Mali and the Republic of Senegal.

At the Secretariat of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, he held the following positions: Deputy Director General for the United Nations System (2000-2001); Advisor to the Undersecretary for Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the United Nations (2001); Director General for the United Nations System (2001- 2003); and Head of the Cultural Affairs Division (2003).

With the Mexican central government, he has served at the General-Direction of International Financial Affairs of the Secretariat of Finance and Public Credit (1978-1980) and at the General-Direction for Social Services of the Secretariat of Programming and Budget (1980- 1982). In the state-owned sector, he was financial advisor at the Representative Office of PEMEX in Paris (1985-1986).

Ambassador Muñoz Ledo has represented Mexico at international conferences and meetings and has also been invited to participate in academic seminars and symposia. He has written articles on Mexican cultural policy, the oil industry in Latin America and Mexico's participation in the United Nations Security Council.

 

The Consulate's primary objective is to enforce the human and legal rights of Mexicans living abroad. To assure respect for the human and civil rights of all Mexican citizens residing within the jurisdiction of this Consulate is our main task.

If you are Mexican in the Canadian provinces of Ontario or Manitoba and require protection, or if you know a Mexican in Ontario or Manitoba that needs it, contact (416) 368-2875 ext 231.

Outside regular office hours (9:00am until 5:00pm, Monday through Friday) or during weekends and holidays, and only in case of emergencies where your life or well-being is in danger, contact (416) 315-5876 (please note that calls will be taken at this number ONLY outside regular office hours and ONLY for cases involving Mexicans in ONTARIO and MANITOBA).

For more information look at the Spanish version of this page.

  • Ballet Folklórico Puro México

The organization was established in August of 2003, it has been active within Toronto's multicultural community and events for over 10 years. Its mission is to promote Mexican culture and its traditions through its folkloric dances.
Director: María Jose Miranda
Members: Jezreel Vazquez Laadan y Gladis Sorc
18-475 The West Mall, Etobicoke, ON M9C 4Z3
Phone: 647-688-2029 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / www.puromexicoballet.ca

  • Canadá nos une, Organización Multicultural

Propósito: Organización sin fines de lucro que ofrece la oportunidad de integración a la sociedad mexicana en Canadá, mediante espacios y actividades sociales con líderes de opinión, asociaciones civiles, entre otros, para promover la preservación de nuestras raíces y herencia cultural.

Fundadora y Directora del Desarrollo Multicultural: Lourdes Fuentes.
Dirección: 102-1 Primrose Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M6H 3V3
Teléfono: 647 710 6111
Correo electrónico: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Página web: Facebook.com/Canadanosune.ong

  • Casa Cultural Mexicana

Director: Jorge H. Zarate Tristán
General Coordinator: Guadalupe Velasco
Address: D-1346 St. Clair Ave. West.,
Toronto, Ontario, M6E 1C4.
Phone: 647-704-4575
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Casa Maíz

Cultural space with the mission to support the cultural, sustainable and participatory development of the Latin American community in Toronto and Canada. This work is carried out through the arts, research and culture in its broader definition and through the promotion of creativity, thought and innovation of groups and individuals.

We hope to provide a space that facilitates intergenerational and intercultural encounters and dialogues and that these foster equity while establishing connections of understanding and cooperation between people and institutions.

Contact:
1280 Finch Ave. West Unit # 204
Toronto, On M3J 3K6
(647) 777-0177
http://www.casamaiz.org/

  • EXATEC Association of Canada in Ontario

Objective: To provide support to alumni from the Tec de Monterrey living in Canada, so that they can pursue successful development in their professional and social life.Founded in: 2003
President: Marcela Chein / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Vice President: Raúl Ceron / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Treasurer: Luis Miranda / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Secretary: Yvette Astorga / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.exatecontario.com

  • Enlace (Community Link), Inc.

Non-profit organization whose purpose is to encourage Ontario communities an atmosphere of appreciation, respect and dignity to the Mexican farm workers; supporting their integration into Canadian life and culture

Creation date: 2001
Webpage: http://www.enlace-canada.ca
Secretary & Contact: Liliana Altamirano
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Phone number: (416) 486 1224
Address: 711 Oriole Pkwy Toronto Ontario M4R 2C1

Board of Directors 2014-2016:

Alberto Cuevas President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Omar Becerril Vice President This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Liliana Altamirano Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rafael Mateos Treasurer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Fundación Social y Cultural Mexicana

Contact: Marie-Claire Barba-Flores
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www.fundacionscm.webs.com

  • Light Your Life Corp

502-39 Richview Road
Etobicoke ON
Toronto M9A 4M7
Info: 416 994 8624
Email: light-yourlife1 y nuestra web www.light-yourlife.org
Contact: Luz Pardo

  • Mexican-Canadian Cultural Council

1017 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON, M6H 4B5
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647-746-4982
Contact: Mayte Morelos

  • Mexican Professionals Group of Canada (MEXPROCAN)

President: Antonio Romero

Treasurer and Secretary: Sandra Carmona 

Phone: 416-828-8787
2301 Keele St. Suite 204, Toronto, Ontario, M6M 3Z9
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www.mexprocan.org

  • Mex y Can Association of Manitoba, Inc.

President: Aline Tezcucano Past President: Araceli Rios
Vice-President: Edgar Rascon
Treasurer: Zoila Teles
Secretary: Luz Maria Barron
Public Relations Officer: Alberto Velasco
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.mexycanmb.ca
facebook.com/mexycanmanitoba

  • Mexican Global Network - Toronto Chapter

Description: Today more than 40,000 Mexicans live in Canada, many of whom have post-graduate studies. The Mexican Global Network, Toronto Chapter is a place for highly skilled migrants to establish contact with each other. With these interactions we expect find points of interest to promote the personal development our members and our community. At the same time, we are looking forward to contact with our counterparts in Mexico and the world to generate scholars and business value projects for our community.

Board of Directors (2016-2018)
President: Cinthya Ortiz 
Creative Industries: Salvador Alanís
Academy, Science and Technology: Ernesto Díaz
 Social Responsibility: Javier Ortega
Website: www.redtalentosmexico.ca
Contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Social Media: Our Network on Facebook and Linkedin

  • Mexican Student Association of the University of Toronto (MEXSA)

Non-profit organization that aims to promote communication and friendship among Mexican students, alumni, Faculty and staff members of the University of Toronto.

President and contact person: Fernando Martín del Campo Ramírez
Address: 6 King's College Road, Toronto M5S 3H5.
Telephone: (416) 697-2946
Website: https://ulife.utoronto.ca/organizations/view/id/2662

  • Mexican Cultural House

Non-profit organization that offers the opportunity to study different disciplines such as dance, music, painting, theatre, papier-mâché sculpture, taekowndo, boxing and Spanish language, among others. Its objective is to sow the seeds of Mexico’s rich cultural heritage, so that this priceless legacy that forges a unique identity and unique values, may be passed down to future generations.

Director & contact: Jorge H. Zarate Tristán
General Coordinator: Guadalupe Velasco
Address: D-1346 St. Clair Ave. West., Toronto, Ontaro, M6E 1C4.
Tel: 647-704-4575

  • Mexico Contemporaneo Foundation

Propósito: Organización sin fines de lucro que promueve la cultura Mexicana en Canadá, mediante eventos y programas educativos, que incluyen música de concierto Mexicana, fotografía y artes visuales. Parte de su misión, incluye el apoyo económico a estudiantes de bajos recursos para aprender un instrumento musical y llevar a cabo talleres artísticos.

Fundadora y Directora Artística: Paulina Derbez
Dirección: 1 Ripley Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 4Z6
Teléfono: 416 763 58 21
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Página web: www.mexico-contemporaneo-foundation.org

 



Migrant Club “Los Hermanos”

President: Galindo Ramírez Hernández
Province: Ontario
City: Oshawa
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (905) 725-6089 & (01152) 963-598-3609
Creation date: March 10, 2014

Migrant Club “Los Planteros”
President: Samuel Trejo Escobar
Province: Ontario
City: Kleinburg
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (905) 893-1592
Creation Date: May 2, 2014

Migrant Club “Unión de amigos”
President: Aurelio César Reyes Sánchez
Province: Ontario
City: Saint Catharines
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 1 289-697-0426
Creation Date: July 4, 2014

Migrant Club “Unidos progresamos”
President: Maximino Rogelio Hernández Hernández
Province: Ontario
City: Saint Catharines
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. o This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: (905) 359-6153
Creation Date: July 10, 2014

The following forms are available for download:

Medical Bilingual Assistance Form

TD1 Federal 2014 

TD1 Manitoba 2014 

TD1 Ontario Formatos

The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program was established in 1974. It has proven to be a successful labour mobility program between Canada and Mexico; it is a model of international cooperation that has demonstrated the possibility to maintain an effective and regulated flow of migrant workers between the two countries.

The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program is beneficial for both countries; it allows the organized entry of Mexican workers to work in agricultural labourer occupations in Canada to fill labour shortages.

The Program has been in existence for 40 years, during which time the number of Mexican Seasonal Agricultural Workers has increased steadily. In 1974, 203 Mexican agricultural workers benefited from the program in Ontario. This number increased to 18,499 in 2013 in nine Canadian Provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Prince Edward Island, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec and Saskatchewan.

The Ministry of Labour of Mexico is responsible for recruitment of agricultural workers in Mexico. Once in Canada, the workers are assisted by the Consulates General of Mexico in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, as well as the Consulates of Mexico in Calgary and Leamington.

Though nine Canadian provinces participate in the program, roughly half of all workers are employed in Ontario, where 9,174 worked in 2013.

The Mexican workers work in almost 1,700 farms (723 of them in Ontario alone) in agricultural areas including tobacco, vegetables, fruit and greenhouses. The majority of the workers arrive to Canada during the summer, but some arrive as early as January. The maximum time that a Mexican worker can spend in Canada is 8 months.

While in Canada, Seasonal Agricultural Workers are protected by Canadian law and they have life and medical insurance. The program is under constant surveillance from the Mexican Consulates in Canada and it is reviewed annually by both countries.

The Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program offers a reliable employment opportunity for Mexican agricultural workers who wish to work abroad but who still want to maintain roots in Mexico. The program is completely free and both Mexican men and women can apply.