Mexico

Mexico is a country in North America and is found just south of the United States. Largely due to its location, the vast majority of Mexico's international trade is with the USA. It has signed a number of free trade deals, most notably the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

QUICK FACTS

Population: 120 million (2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups: Mestizo (Amerindian-Spanish) (60%), Amerindian (30%), white (9%), other (1%)
Languages: Spanish only (92.7%), Spanish and indigenous languages (5.7%), indigenous only (0.8%), unspecified (0.8%) Religions: Roman Catholic (82.7%), Pentecostal (1.6%), Jehovah's Witnesses (1.4%), other Evangelical Churches (5%), none (4.7%), other and unspecified (4.6%)

MEXICANS IN TORONTO

Mexican Population:
In Canada: 61,505
In the GTA: 10,495
In the City of Toronto: 5,085

Primary Areas of Settlement in the GTA (Social Atlas):
Halton Hills, Vaughan, King, East Gwillimbury, Caledon, Milton, City of Toronto

Mexico achieved independence from Spain in 1821. Today, Mexico enjoys a higher standard of living than most countries. Life expectancy is 76 years, and extreme poverty is on the decline. Although there are free trade agreements and certain industries are performing well, the Mexican economy still needs to modernize. Catholics make up the vast majority of the population. Mexico was dominated by the Catholic Church for several hundred years, but many religious restrictions ended in 1992 when constitutional changes were made to give fairer treatment to religious minorities. Today, Mexico is a secular state with religious freedom, but Catholicism still has much influence over the culture. For example, Holy Week, which commemorates the week leading up to the death and resurrection of Jesus, is a very important religious holiday.

Map of Services and Churches in the GTA: 

Social and Settlement Services in the GTA

Settlement.Org

Churches in the GTA

Ministerios Verbo (Christian Ministries)
605 Rogers Road, Unit D6C
Toronto, ON 
M6M 1B9
Phone: 416-757-5736

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http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Americas/Mexico-INTERNATIONAL-TRADE.html 

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2009, October 15). Cultural Information - Mexico. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada. (2011, December 15). Overview - Mexico. Retrieved July 9, 2014, from
http://www.intercultures.ca/cil-cai/overview-apercu-eng.asp?iso=mx

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