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Red River College, Canada

Overview

Red River College is the province’s largest institute of applied learning, and research with over 40 programs available to international students and eight campuses that house each respective field of study. With quality education that seamlessly mends theoretical know-how and hands-on learning, students are given the necessary skills they need to enter the workforce and hit the ground running.

Red River College’s Programs cater to domestic and international students wishing to pursue a career in Arts & Communication, Business, Community Services, Computers & IT, Engineering, Healthcare, Hospitality & Tourism, Trades & Technology, and Transportation Technology. Red River College also has a host of different student services and one notable department for international students is the diversity and immigrant support department; it helps students transition into college life, integrates and assists these students into the Canadian workforce and gives advice when it comes to adjusting to Canadian life to name a few services. 

The College has been helping people build their futures for more than 60 years. Enrollment is approximately 32,000 per year and roughly 300 of these are international students from over 29 countries.  Not sure what program to take?  The College offers one year certificate, two-three year diploma, joint-degree and post-graduate advanced diploma programs with most programs beginning in September. English as an Additional Language programs for international students begin monthly.

 

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Why Study in Red River College

Red River College just never stops growing!  New facilities and technology are introduced constantly.  And the result is that enrolment numbers increase every year. If you are interested in settling in the province, you should know the following facts about Red River College:

  • RRC is Manitoba's largest institute of Applied Learning
  • 96.1% graduate employment rate
  • 92.6% graduate satisfaction rate
  • Many of the programs include the chance to learn "on the job" through industry work experience. Several program feature paid co-op terms
  • More than 32,000 enrolments
  • More than 40 full-time programs open to international students
  • Eight campuses in Manitoba
  • Continuing and Distance Education opportunities for Manitoba residents
  • With a 93% graduate satisfaction rate and a 95% graduate employment rate, RRC provides accessible learning opportunities through our numerous community-based training locations. RRC prepares our students to become leaders in their chosen field of study, and our partnerships with industry ensure our curriculum is up to date and relevant in today’s work environment with hands on learning experiences, speakers and on the job learning opportunities.

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Campuses

Notre Dame Campus

The Notre Dame Campus is RRC's largest campus and is home to the majority of the College's skilled trades, transportation technology, health sciences and engineering programs.  In addition to the usual modern classrooms, relaxing study spaces and state-of-the-art equipment, the Notre Dame Campus hosts a variety of services and amenities, applied research labs and the Rebels athletics programs.

2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-632-3960
1-888-515-7722 (no-charge dial) 

Exchange District Campus

The Exchange District is nestled in the heart of downtown Winnipeg and is comprised of a trio of historically significant sites.  You may find a wide variety of amenities, applied research laboratories and two student-run dining options, Jane's and the Culinary Exchange.

  • Paterson GlobalFoods Institute (504 Main St.) –
  • Massey Building (294 William Ave.) – home to a number of downtown supports, including Diversity and Intercultural Services, Campus Living and Continuing Education.

The Roblin Centre:  home to RRC's business, creative arts, IT program, downtown bookstore, library and fitness centre.

160 Princess Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1K9

The Paterson GlobalFoods Institute: home to RRC's hospitality and culinary arts programs and our 100-room student residence.

504 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0T1

Massey Building at 294 William Ave: home to a number of downtown support services including Diversity and Intercultural Services, Campus Living and Continuing Education.

Stevenson Campus

Manitoba is home to the third largest aerospace sector in Canada – and Red River College’s Stevenson Campus is an active partner, training our workforce to participate in all aspects of the aviation and aerospace sector. Our grads are found throughout industry – overhauling aircraft engines, maintaining aircraft, building components, or in management positions such as Directors of Maintenance and Quality Assurance.

Stevenson Campus - Winnipeg
2280 Saskatchewan Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3Y9

 

Stevenson Campus - Portage La Prairie
75 Musketeer Road West
Southport, MB R0H 1N1

Interlake and North Eastman Region

The Red River College Interlake Campuses serve the communities in the Interlake and North Eastman region providing community based opportunities for a broad range of programs and part-time course deliveries.

RRC's administrative offices in Selkirk and in Peguis manage and coordinate training in locations throughout the Interlake and North Eastman region. The programs and courses offered by the college are reflective of industry needs and instructors bring expertise and industry knowledge to the classroom. 

Red River College is recognized for their quality of programs and courses, strong industry partnerships and success the succes off its graduate in attaining jobs. Community learning focus allows for service learning opportunities in addition to RRC’s many program practicums (work based learning), where student studies are enriched with further connections to community and the development of industry relationships in support of employment opportunities.

Interlake Campus

825 Manitoba Avenue
Selkirk, MB R1A 1T0

Peguis-Fisher River Campus

Box 304
Selkirk, MB R1A 1T0

Portage Campus

Red River College’s Portage Campus is located in the Central Plains region of Manitoba and offers a broad range of full-time diploma and certificate programs, as well as a variety of part-time courses and workshops, providing opportunities for personal and professional development for students at various stages in their lives and careers.

Located in a historic building in the city of Portage la Prairie, the campus offers ample classroom space, accessibility, a gymnasium and a student lounge and computer study area.

32-5th Street SE
Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 1J2

Steinbach Campus

Red River College’s Steinbach Campus is located in the Eastman Education Centre on Loewen Boulevard in Steinbach. This state-of-the-art facility gives RRC Steinbach Campus the ability to expand the post-secondary education and training opportunities that we are able to provide to our city and surrounding rural communities.  RRC Steinbach Campus offers a broad range of education and training opportunities in business, health care and education, with most programs having more than one intake per year.  

Unit 2 – 385 Loewen Blvd.
Steinbach, MB  R5G 0B3

Steinbach Community Learning Centre:  RRC offers high school courses in a variety of subject areas. Instruction is provided in  a classroom setting. Staff is available to answer your questions on the course work and post-secondary studies. Whether you wish to complete your high school education, upgrade your skills, or enter College or University, we look forward to having you join us at RRC.  It’s never too late to complete your secondary education or upgrade your skills. The benefits are endless. Instructor-led classes are available to fit your schedule.  The intake process is based on three terms of 13 weeks with start dates in September, December and March. 

Unit 2 – 385 Loewen Blvd.
Steinbach, MB  R5G 0B3

Winkler Campus

Red River College’s Winkler Campus provides access to education in the Pembina Valley by offering several full-time programs as well as a wide variety of Continuing Education courses. The Winkler Campus also offer the Mature Student diploma program and academic upgrading courses through the Winkler Community Learning Centre.

100-561 Main Street
Winkler, MB R6W 1E8

Winkler Community Learning Centre: The Red River College – Winkler Campus manages the Winkler Community Learning Centre. The Winkler Community Learning Centre is committed to providing the highest quality of education to the communities we serve.  It offers: Academic Upgrading Courses, including Applied and Pre-Calculus Math, Physics, Chemistry and more for mature students who wish to obtain a Manitoba Mature Student High School Diploma.

100-561 Main Street
Winkler, MB R6W 1E8

Language Training Centre

The Language Training Centre has innovative and accessible programs, such as Intensive English, English for Specific Purposes, and Academic Language Preparation. Our students have many goals for settlement, education/training, and employment. We support students and their success through the delivery of educational and cultural activities – in classrooms and computer labs, online, in the community, or in the workplace.

300-123 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A3

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Academic Programs

Accounting and Finance

Hospitality, Tourism, Culinary Arts, Nutrition, Food Science

Medical and Laboratory Technology

Mass Communications and Journalism

 

Cost of Living in Canada

The following table shows a comparison of average living expenses (quoted in Canadian Dollar currency) across four Canadian cities to give you a glimpse on how much you would need to live in Canada.   

Expense * Vancouver Toronto Winnipeg Regina
Apartment, 1BR in City Centre 1,813.44 1,696.26 933.53 945.42
Apartment, 1BR outside of City Centre 1,357.95 1,318.36 835.78 929.91
Basic utilities e.g. electricity, heating, water, garbage for an 85 sq.m. apartment 76.20 126.00 148.63 194.85
Internet, 60Mbps or more, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL 65.60 62.18 67.71 57.40
Transportation, Monthly Pass Regular Price 93.00 146.00 88.55 84.50
Gasoline, 1 liter 1.33 1.11 0.98 0.99
Regular Milk, 1 liter 2.39 2.06 1.58 1.62
White Rice, 1 kg. 4.29 3.34 4.07 4.18
Loaf of Fresh White Bread, 500g 3.19 2.63 2.02 2.74
Eggs, 1 dozen 3.70 2.71 3.42 3.37
Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless 14.86 13.10 11.77 13.02
Beef round, 1kg, 14.65 14.84 11.05 14.23
Potato, 1 kg. 2.15 2.02 2.91 2.56
Tomato, 1 kg. 3.49 3.15 3.72 2.80
Banana, 1kg. 1.66 1.65 2.04 1.83
Water, 1.5 liter bottle 2.54 2.17 2.05 2.42
Domestic Beer, .5 liter bottle 3.85 2.42 2.63 3.23
Meal, inexpensive restaurant 15.00 15.00 15.00 16.50
McMeal at McDonalds (or equivalent Combo Meal) 9.00 9.75 9.40 8.62
Cappuccino, regular 4.14 3.97 3.29 4.06
Cinema, International Release 13.50 14.00 12.50 12.50
Pair of Levi jeans or similar 72.82 65.77 52.33 65.00
1 Summer Dress in a Chain Store e.g. Zara, H&M 47.21 43.51 49.06 41.00
Toyota Corolla 1.61 97kW Comfort or equivalent new car 18,620.83 21,800.46 23.875.17 22,670.33

 * All expenses are quoted in CAD as of Nov 2, 2017.  Source of data is http://www.numbeo.com/ 

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Wages & Salaries in Canada

The federal jurisdiction includes labour market sectors coming under federal authority by virtue of the Constitution, such as international and interprovincial transportation, telecommunication and banking.  In most jurisdictions, these rates also apply to young workers although there is a special minimum wage rate for inexperienced employees. 

Current Minimum Hourly Wage Rates For Experienced Adult Workers in Canada (Canadian Dollar)

Jurisdiction Effective Date Hourly Wage Rate
Alberta 1-Oct-17 13.60
British Columbia 15-Sep-17 11.35
Manitoba 1-Oct-17 11.15
New Brunswick 1-Apr-17 11.00
New Foundland and Labrador 1-Oct-17 11.00
Northwest Territories 1-Jun-15 12.50
Nova Scotia 1-Apr-17 10.85
Nunavut 1-Apr-16 13.00
Ontario* 1-Oct-17 11.60
Prince Edward Island 1-Apr-17 11.25
Quebec 1-May-17 11.25
Saskatchewan** 1-Oct-17 10.96
Yukon*** 1-Apr-17 11.32

 

* On October 1 of year year, this rate increases based on changes to the Consumer Price Index

** On October 1 of each year, this rate increases based on the average of the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index and the percentage change in average hourly wage for Saskatchewan during the previous year. Minimum wage increases are subject to Cabinet approval.

*** On April 1 of each year, this rate increases by an amount corresponding to the annual increase for the preceding year in the Consumer Price Index for the city of Whitehorse.

Source: Minimum Wage Database. Current And Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates For Adult Workers in Canada. http://srv116.services.gc.ca/dimt-wid/sm-mw/rpt1.aspx, Last Visited November 2, 2017

Current And Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates For Young Workers and Specific Occupations (in CAD)

Unless specified otherwise, minimum wage rates for young workers are the same as for adult workers.

Jurisdiction Effective Date Wage Rate Note
Federal 18-Dec-1996   Workers under 17 years of age receive the same rate as the general adult rate in the province or territory where they work.
Alberta 1-Oct-17 542.00/week For commercial salespersons; automobile, truck or bus salespersons; mobile or residential home salespersons; farm machinery salespersons; construction equipment salespersons and commission salespersons who solicit orders for later delivery.
Alberta 1-Oct-17 2,582.00/month For domestic employees residing primarily in the employer's home.
British Columbia 15-Sep-17 - Crop harvesters employed on a piece rate basis and who hand harvest selected fruits, vegetables, berry crops, or daffodils. For instance, the rate for strawberries is $0.380 per pound and $0.180 per pound for brussels sprouts. The rates are based on gross volume or weight. The rate is $0.1452 for a bunch of daffodils.
British Columbia 15-Sep-17 10.10/hour For liquor servers (employees whose primary duties are as a server of food or drink or both and who, as a regular part of their employment, serve liquor directly to customers in licensed premises.)
British Columbia 15-Sep-17 90.80/day For live-in camp leaders.
British Columbia 15-Sep-17 113.50/day For live-in home support workers.
British Columbia 15-Sep-17 2,319.65/month For resident caretakers of a building of 61 or more residential suites. For an apartment building containing 9 to 60 residential suites the rate is $681.00 plus $27.29 per suite.
Manitoba 1-Oct-16 12.50/hour For licensed security guards.
Manitoba 1-Jan-17 - For employees in the industrial, commercial or institutional (ICI) sector of the construction industry. Rates are based on occupational classification. For instance, the hourly rate for a boilermaker journeyperson is $33.40 and $36.30 for a bricklayer journeyperson.
Manitoba 1-May-17 - For employees in the heavy construction industry. Rates are based on occupational classification (e.g. the rate for a mobile crane operator is $25.25 per hour).
New Brunswick 1-Jun-08 - Different minimum wage rates are set for employees engaged in government construction work (buildings, roads and bridges). Rates are based on occupational classification. For example, labourers are entitled to $12.63 per hour.
New Brunswick 1-Apr-12 440.00/week For counsellor and program staff who are employed at a residential summer camp by an employer that has notified the Director of employment standards in writing that it is a charitable organization or a not-for-profit organization.
New Brunswick 1-Apr-17 484.00/week For employees whose hours of work are unverifiable and who are not strictly remunerated by commission.
Nova Scotia 1-Apr-17 10.35/hour For inexperienced employees, i.e., a person who has not been employed for more than three months by any employer to do the work for which he/she is presently employed.
Nova Scotia 1-Apr-17 10.85/hour For employees employed in construction, property maintenance work and related activities.
Nova Scotia 1-Apr-17 10.85/hour For employees in a logging or forest operation (A monthly rate is set at $2,127.95 for employees who have no fixed work week or whose hours are unverifiable.)
Ontario 1-Oct-17 10.10/hour For employees who serve liquor in licensed establishments.
Ontario 1-Oct-17 10.90/hour Students under 18 employed up to 28 hours in a week, or during a school holiday
Ontario 1-Oct-17 12.80/hour For homeworkers. Rate based on 110% the general minimum wage rate.
Ontario 1-Oct-17 58.00/day For hunting and fishing guides working less than 5 hours in a day.
Ontario 1-Oct-17 116.00/day For hunting and fishing guides working 5 hours or more in a day.
Quebec 1-May-17 - For employees assigned mainly to non-mechanized operations relating to the picking of rasperberries or strawberries.  The rates are established on the basis of yield ($0.89/kg of strawberries, $3.33/kg of raspberries).
Quebec 1-May-17 9.45/hour For employees who usually receive gratuities.
Yukon 1-Apr-17 - For employees engaged in government construction work. Rates are based on occupational classification. For example, the hourly rate for a general labourer is $23.72.

Source: Minimum Wage Database. Current And Forthcoming Minimum Hourly Wage Rates For Young Workers and Specific Occupations. http://srv116.services.gc.ca/dimt-wid/sm-mw/rpt3.aspx, Last Visited November 2, 2017.

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