Kia Canada Inc. partners with Bank of Nova Scotia unveiling industry-first
'StartRight' assistance program for new Canadian immigrants

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 16 /CNW/ - Kia Canada Inc. is pleased to announce an industry-first initiative designed to support new Canadian immigrants and foreign workers assisting in their transition and helping them purchase a new vehicle.

Kia Canada Inc. is the only automotive manufacturer to currently offer this type of assistance program to new immigrants in Canada. "We understand the challenges associated with getting started in a new country" said Mark McCash, National Marketing Manager Kia Canada Inc. "This program provides targeted assistance to those who may not yet have established credit in Canada" added McCash.

Kia Canada Inc. has partnered with one of Canada's most international banks; Scotiabank, to launch this unique auto loan program.

"When new immigrants and foreign workers first arrive in Canada, buying a car is a major purchase for many," said Ron Porter, Senior Vice President, Automotive Finance & Indirect Lending, Scotiabank. "The StartRight Auto Loan Program, a first of its kind in Canada from an automotive financing provider, is designed to provide financing to help them obtain a new vehicle, which is often necessary for work."

For additional information on Kia and the StartRight program, visit

Kia Canada Inc. ( - is a subsidiary of Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) in Korea. Founded in Canada in 1999, Kia Canada Inc. sells and services high quality class leading vehicles like the Soul, Forte and Sorento through a network of 167 dealers nationwide. Kia Canada Inc. employs 135 people in its Mississauga, Ontario headquarters and four regional offices across Canada.

SOURCE Kia Canada Inc.

For further information: For further information: Kia Canada Inc. Media Contact: Jack Sulymka, Public Relations Manager, Tel: 905-755-6266, E-mail:

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