Red River College
Red River College employees utilizing the college's Safe Walk program  

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2021):

  • Red River College recognizes exceptional employee performance through the annual BRAVO awards which include categories for sustainability leadership, safety champion, research excellence, and "hidden hero" (to name a few)
  • Red River College supports employees who are new parents with maternity and parental leave top-up payments, to 93 per cent of salary for up to 17 weeks, and offers the convenience of onsite child care when they are ready to return to work
  • As part of Red River College's health benefits plan, employees receive a health spending account of up to $850 per year, allowing them to top up coverage as needed
2020 recipients of Red River College's BRAVO Awards  

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, college
Established in Canada 1938
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Portage la Prairie MB, Steinbach MB, Winkler MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,464
Part-time employees in Canada 401
Average age of employees in Canada 49.12 years
Longest serving employee 35 years
Benefits note Red River College has multiple employee groups, the following programs and policies may vary by position
Long-term savings defined-benefit (DB) pension
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Health spending account up to $850 each year
Flexible work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), compressed work week, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership training
Related tuition subsidies employer covers up to 100% of tuition per year
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

COVID-19

Pandemic response launched a dedicated COVID-19 Emergency Student Support Fund to help students requiring financial assistance due to the pandemic, launched the #COVIDkindness campaign that encouraged employees and students to submit their acts of kindness to be shared on the college's wellness blog, created the "Behind the Scenes at RRC" blog to share stories of employees stepping up to challenges during the pandemic

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2021):

  • Red River College appointed its first-ever manager of truth and reconciliation and community engagement in 2019 to help implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action, as well as lead the school's commitment to Manitoba's Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint (to advance Indigenous education in the province)
  • In 2019, Red River College conducted a college-wide self-identification survey and is currently reviewing results to assess its representation against labour market availability in order to develop action plans for equity, diversity and inclusion
Red River College unveils a canvas of colour representing traditional Indigenous teachings and local history by Anishinaabe artist Jackie Traverse (centre) for its new Innovation Centre   (Photo credit: Jason Halstead)

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, college
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Portage la Prairie MB, Steinbach MB, Winkler MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,464
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Human Resource Officer
Formal commitment developed an equity, diversity and inclusion strategy over the past year with goals to build a workforce that is representative of the available regional labour force, hired a Manager of Truth and Reconciliation and Community Engagement as well as an Indigenous Relations Consultant to align with its strategic goal of advancing Indigenous achievement
Employee resource groups diversity champion network
Training and awareness blanket exercises (which simulates the colonization of Canada), gender and sexual diversity awareness training, mental health first aid training
Diversity highlights conducted a college wide self-identification survey (results will be used to set goals for workforce representation), organized its inaugural Truth and Reconciliation Week in 2019 with events to engage students and staff on related topics and Indigenous culture, hosts an annual graduation pow wow (and unveiled a new Indigenous graduation stole to recognize the achievements of its students), hosted Thrive Week to support positive mental wellness for students and staff (as part of its Healthy Minds, Health College initiative), opened The Spectrum, a student association community space for members of the LGBTQ2+ community and allies, offers a Girls Exploring Trades and Technology summer camp program for girls ages 12 to 14
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Manitoba Collaborative Indigenous Education Blueprint (signatory)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2021):

  • Red River College employees not only assist with caring for the school's rooftop beehives but also participate in the Winnipeg Harvest Grow-A-Row program, growing and donating more than 4,270 lb of produce for the Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank and the Students' Association Food Bank -- honey production is also jarred and sold at the on-campus farmers market
  • Red River College maintains a growing green building footprint, including the BOMA Best-certified Roblin Centre (features one of the province's largest solar panel arrays), Vehicle Technology and Energy Centre (over 25 per cent of building materials contain recycled content and passive solar systems help to pre-heat indoor air), and the LEED Gold-certified Paterson GlobalFoods Institute (features a heat recapture system that recycles cooking heat from culinary arts labs and kitchens)
Red River College employee serves food at the opening of the new Prairie Research Kitchen   (Photo credit: Jason Halstead)

Highlights

Industry Post secondary schools, college
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Portage la Prairie MB, Steinbach MB, Winkler MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,464
Part-time employees in Canada 401
Employee green team print optimization working group, plug load advisory committee
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Chief Human Resource Officer
Formal strategy/policy name environmental sustainability policy (part of the Strategic Plan 2016-2021)
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green highlights Great College Clean Up event (staff and students invited to exchange or donate unwanted items), Sustainability Leadership Award (recognizes employees who advance environmental, social and/or economic sustainability), print optimization working group (addresses and monitors print reduction goals and strategies), plug load advisory committee (addresses "silent" energy usage from appliances and technology on campus)
Noteworthy initiatives offers a unique bike loan program that makes bicycles free for students and employees
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, green roof, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, solar air heating, solar wall (unique passive heating wall that saves approximately $2,000 in annual heating costs), "LiveRoof" modular green roof, installed Manitoba's first high-voltage electric vehicle charging stations (available to students and employees), pollinator garden and rooftop beehives at 2 campus locations (honey is jarred and sold at on-campus farmers markets)
Extended recycling organics (onsite composting program, includes pumpkin and Christmas tree collection), cooking oils and fats, semi-annual e-waste collection drives, florescent light bulbs, mattress and furniture recycling programs (donated to local charities), "ReBins" to capture non-traditional recyclables (including batteries, writing instruments and plastic bags)
Commuter amenities sustainable transportation plan (initiatives include a generous 60% EcoPass transit subsidy (and recently installed 4 transit screens to update each minute to inform riders when their bus is arriving), bike loan program, "air and repair" stations for cyclists), GoManitoba (commute-sharing platform), Commuter Challenge, Bike Week (organizes a pit stop during Bike to Work Day with a bike valet, free tune-ups and refreshments), walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online carpool sign-up, transit subsidies
Community partnerships Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank Grow-A-Row program (has donated over 4,270 lbs of produce grown on the campus' community garden)

The Career Directory

Red River College has been selected for The Career Directory, our guide to entry-level recruitment for recent college and university graduates.
Red River College employees attend an event

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post secondary schools, college
Full-time employees in Canada 1,000 to 2,500
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Portage la Prairie MB, Steinbach MB, Winkler MB
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, in-house career planning services, leadership training
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work benefits health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting, transit subsidies
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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