Proving why they are the fixture in the Newfoundland collision repair community that they are, Collision Clinic is proud to announce the completion of its nineteenth annual Enriching Lives car giveaway.

Cassie Ward of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, was the lucky 2022 winner of a refurbished Kia Soul. Ward described the experience of winning a free car to CBC reporters as “completely surreal.”

Along with the gift of a Soul came a year of insurance coverage, courtesy of Collision Clinic; a gesture that general manager Sharon Wells says means more than ever to a Maritime community that is feeling the effects of rising costs-of-living.

Wells said it was difficult to source a vehicle for this year’s giveaway, as supply chain disruptions caused what would normally be a summer project to become a race against the clock once a suitable vehicle was purchased.


A new report from Statistics Canada shows that the Maritimes are quickly becoming a gateway for immigrants looking for a future in the nation’s rapidly depleting skilled trades workforce.

While Ontario continues to lead the country in the retention of new skilled tradespeople to Canada, the Atlantic provinces, and particularly PEI showed growth in attracting skilled immigrants to the East Coast.

The Atlantic Immigration Pilot Program was launched in 2017 with the aim of bolstering the skilled workforces of Newfoundland and Labrador, PEI, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. Since then, skilled labour retention in the four Maritime provinces has skyrocketed.

International skilled labour recruiting has become a hot topic in the Atlantic provinces, as many auto body repair facilities out east have taken to sourcing their staff from international markets in response to local labour shortages.


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