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 Greenest Employers (2020):

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2020):

  • Red River College encourages two-wheeled commuting with indoor and secure bicycle parking lockers, a bike loan program as well as "air and repair" stations for cyclists
  • Red River College continues to refine its focus on sustainability with the establishment of working groups to address specific aspects of its operations, including the Print Optimization Working Group to address and monitor print reduction goals and strategies, and the Plug Load Advisory Committee to address "silent" energy usage from appliances and technology on campus
  • 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 3,100 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 staff and students at the Fair Trade Cafe on campus  

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 1,427
Part-time employees in Canada 1,167
Employee green team Print Optimization Working Group (sets print reduction goals and strategies), Plug Load Advisory Committee (addresses plug load energy reductions caused by passive electricity use from various technologies)
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 Sustainability Leadership Award (recognizes employees who advance environmental, social and/or economic sustainability), working to become the first campus in Manitoba to achieve Fair Trade Campus designation, pilot project to reduce departmental printing in the mechanical engineering technology department (reduced printing by 23 per cent over two terms), pollinator garden
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 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), rooftop beehives at two campus locations (honey is jarred and sold at on-campus farmers markets)
Extended recycling organics (onsite composting program), cooking oils and fats, semi-annual e-waste collection drives, florescent light bulbs, mattress recycling program (donated to local charity), "ReBins" to capture non-traditional recyclables (including batteries, writing instruments, soft plastics and plastic bags)
Commuter amenities new sustainable transportation plan (initiatives include a generous 60 per cent EcoPass transit subsidy, 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 Earth Day (State of Sustainability presentation), Earth Hour, Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank Grow-A-Row program (has donated over 3,100 lbs of produce grown on the campus' community garden)

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)

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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