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Red River College- Complete Guide for 2020

Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Red River College (RRC) was founded in 1938 as ‘Industrial Vocational Education Centre’. Red River College is one of the largest institutes of applied learning and research and offers one-year certificates, two and three-year diplomas, joint-degrees and post-graduate advanced diploma programs. The various areas of interest under which a range of programs are offered are engineering, health sciences, computer and information systems, to name a few.

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Red River College Canada

Red River College Canada offers up to 200 full-time and part-time programs in areas such as business, aerospace, nursing, engineering technology, creative art, etc. The college provides hands-on learning opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment to its students. Given below are some facts about Red River College Canada:

  • 95% graduate employment rate
  • 93% graduate satisfaction rate
  • 24% of students enrolled are international students 
  • enrollment of up to 22,000 students each year

Red River College Winnipeg

Red River College Winnipeg is made up of 3 campuses located across the city. The largest campus is the Notre Dame Campus, which is home to most of the skilled trades, transportation technology, health sciences and engineering programs. The Exchange District Campus is nestled in the heart of downtown Winnipeg and offers the creative arts, IT, culinary arts and hospitality programs. Lastly, the Stevenson Campus offers programs and training for students who want to pursue a career in the aviation and aerospace sector. The address of the campuses are given below: 

Notre Dame Campus

2055 Notre Dame Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 0J9

Exchange District Campus

The Roblin Centre

160 Princess St. 

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 1K9

Paterson Global Foods Institute

504 Main St.

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 0T1

Elgin Building

319 Elgin Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0K4

ACE Project Space

321 McDermot Ave.

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3A 0A3

Stevenson Campus

2280 Saskatchewan Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba R3J 3Y9

Red River College Winnipeg Courses

Listed below are a few courses offered at the Winnipeg campuses of Red River College:

Notre Dame Campus

  • International Business
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology 

Exchange District Campus

  • Business Information Technology 
  • Graphic Design

Stevenson Campus

  • Aerospace Manufacturing 
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Red River College Programs

Red River College offers 100+ full-time programs and 100+ career-related programs (available part-time or online) at their Winnipeg and regional campuses. The different areas of interest under which the Red River College programs are offered are:

  • Academic Preparation & Essential Skills
  • Business
  • Community Services
  • Computer and Information Systems Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Education
  • Engineering and Construction Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality 
  • Indigenous Education
  • Skilled Trades
  • Transportation Technology 

Red River College Courses for International Students

Red River College offers numerous courses for international students in various disciplines. Students may get a certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, degree or post-graduate diploma depending on the type of course they opt for. Red River College courses for international students are listed below (according to areas of interest): 

Intensive English 

  • Intensive English for International Students


  • Applied Accounting
  • Business, Accounting and Management
  • Business Administration 
  • Commerce/Industry Sales and Marketing 
  • International Business 
  • Legal Assistant 
  • Technology Management

Community Service

  • American Sign Language – English Interpretation 
  • Child and Youth Care 
  • ASL and Deaf Studies 
  • Disability and Community Support 
  • Early Childhood Education 
  • Library and Information Technology 
  • Therapeutic Recreation Facilitator for Older Adults

Computer and Information Systems Technology

  • Introduction to Business Information Technology 
  • Business Information Technology 
  • Business Technology Management – Evening 
  • Information Security 
  • Network Services Technician

Creative Arts

  • 3D Computer Graphics
  • Communication Design
  • Creative Communications 
  • Digital Media Design 
  • Graphic Design 
  • Professional Photography

Engineering and Construction Technology

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Construction Management
  • Electrical Engineering Technology 
  • Electrical Engineering Technology 
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

Health Sciences 

  • Dental Assisting 
  • Health Care Aide 
  • Health Information Management 
  • Occupational Health and Safety 
  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing 
  • QA/QC for Pharmaceutical and Food
  • Science Laboratory Technology


  • Culinary Arts 
  • Culinary Skills International 
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management 
  • Professional Baking and Pastry

Indigenous Education

  • Social Innovation and Community Development

Skilled Trades

  • Manufacturing Technician
  • Power Engineering Technology 
  • Precision Metal Machining 
  • Welding

Transportation Technology 

  • Aircraft Maintenance 
  • Automotive Technician
  • Collision Repair and Refinishing
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic 
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Technician

Red River College Ranking

Red River College is a research-intensive institute and the college has received recognition for it on numerous ranking systems. With plans to introduce new facilities and the establishment of applied research space, Red River College’s ranking is expected to only go up in the next few years.

  • #14 Canada’s Top 50 Research Colleges 2019
  • #106 Webometrics Canada Ranking 2019
  • #7174 Webometrics World Ranking 2019
  • Won Silver in the ‘Applied Research’ category at the World Federation of Colleges and Polytechnics Awards (2018)

Red River College Manitoba

Red River College Manitoba is the Canadian province’s largest institute of applied learning and research and was founded under the Vocational Training Co-ordination Act of 1942. It offers up to 200 degrees, diplomas and certificate programs and has an enrollment of more than 22,000 students annually. Other facts about Red River College are: 

  • offers various programs in business, computer & information systems, education, engineering, health sciences, etc. 
  • has up to 1500 international students from 60 countries
  • consists of 8 campuses scattered across Manitoba
  • is a member of Polytechnics Canada (which is a cooperative association consisting of leading research-intensive and publicly-funded colleges/institutes of technology)

Red River College IELTS requirement

Indian applicants need to provide proof of their proficiency in English by submitting the results of an English Proficiency Exam. Students may use their International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic results. At Red River College, IELTS requirements are:

  • Listening – 6.5 (7.0 for certain programs)
  • Speaking – 6.5 (7.0 for certain programs)
  • Reading – 6.5 (7.0 for certain programs)
  • Writing – 6.5 (7.0 for certain programs)

Red River College Campus

Scattered across Manitoba, Red River College has eight campuses, out of which some are in Winnipeg while others are in rural areas. Red River College campuses consist of state-of-the-art facilities and include a wide variety of services and amenities. The different campuses are listed below:

Winnipeg Campuses

  • Notre Dame Campus
  • Exchange District Campus
  • Stevenson Campus

Regional Campuses 

  • Fisher River Campuses (Interlake and Peguis)
  • Portage Campus
  • Steinbach Campus
  • Stevenson Campus (Southport)
  • Winkler Campus


Q: What are the admission requirements?

A: Applicants must fulfill the following requirements when applying:

  • Grade 12 high school diploma or equivalent (including fulfillment of prerequisites identified in specific programs)
  • minimum scores of a language proficiency test (or opt for Intensive English for International Students program)

Q: What is the application process?

A: The application process is relatively simple, however, applicants are advised to apply early to have the best selection of programs and sufficient time to apply for their visa. The application process is as follows:

  1. Sign up for an online account 
  2. Complete online application (Refer to ‘Guide for Online Application’ https://www.rrc.ca/international/how-to-apply/guide-for-online-application/)
  3. Pay the application fee of CAD 120

Q: What are the accommodation arrangements?

A: Students may opt to live on or off-campus. Red River College Residence is the live on-campus option; it is located inside the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute. Students may live in single rooms or double suites with two private bedrooms shared kitchenette and bathroom. The off-campus accommodation arrangement would consist of either renting or homestays.

Q: How can international student pay their fees?

A: Red River College has partnered with PayMyTuition for international tuition payments. Students can pay their tuition payments from any bank, in any country in any currency. PayMyTuition is fast, simple and cost-effective.

Q: Employment after graduation from Red River College?

A: Red River College’s ‘Student Employment Services’ provide a range of employment services. Offered to students and recent graduates, the services provided are related to job search strategies, cover letter and resume writing, interview preparation, employment application forms, interviews, etc.

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