Red River College
Employees marched alongside Red River College's electric car at the 2014 Pride Parade

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2016):

  • Red River College supports new moms (including adoptive moms) with maternity leave top-up payments (to 93% of salary for up to 17 weeks), also providing the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- the college additionally offers the convenience of an onsite daycare facility and flexible work hours for employees ready to return to work
  • New employees at Red River College start at three weeks of paid vacation allowance (up to nine weeks for teaching personnel) with a vacation jump after only three years on-the-job -- employees can also balance their schedules with additional time off through a paid personal days off program
  • Red River College is an environmentally conscious employer that maintains sustainability working groups for various departments and is one of the few local employers to establish its own onsite composting programs as well as battery recycling, hazardous waste collection and semi-annual e-waste collection drives
Red River College employees on the eTV team, promoting innovative learning technologies throughout the college
Red River College culinary arts instructor
Red River College employees welcoming new students taking part in the college's Student Refugee Program

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 1,321
Part-time employees in Canada 1,144
Average age of employees in Canada 48.64
Longest serving employee 46 years
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
Alternative work options flexible work hours, shortened work week (fewer hours with less pay), telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, mentoring
Scope of charitable involvement local, national, international
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities

Recognized as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2016):

  • Red River College maintains an LGBTT strategy and established a dedicated steering committee, comprised of staff and students, to provide input and share information on the emerging needs of the LGBT community -- additionally, the college created a "Healthy Minds Healthy College" strategy, in partnership with Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
  • Red River College is currently developing an internship program for Aboriginal students in their final year of study and manages an "Elders in Residence" program, through which Aboriginal elders participate in on-campus activities such as pow wows, workshops, and other activities to increase awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture
  • Additionally, Red River College is in the process of creating a dedicated mentorship program to support the professional development of visible minority employees
Red River College employee Raven Boulanger learning how to drum the Bear Song from Elder Mae Louise
Red River College's 2014 Pride Parade
Red River College's Aboriginal Elder-in-Residence

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 1,321
Workforce representation female employees (53.67 %), female managers (57.69 %), visible minority employees (4.14 %), visible minority managers (1.92 %), Aboriginal employees (2.76 %), Aboriginal managers (2.88 %)
Diversity programs for disabilities, women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, LGBT, two-spirited
Formal commitment Workplace Equity and Diversity Strategy, Workplace Equity and Diversity Coordinator, Diversity Initiatives Coordinator, Manager, Diversity and Intercultural Services
Unique diversity initiatives diversity calendar, mental health first aid training, LGBTT Ally training (over 250 allies trained), Girls Exploring Trades and Technologies Camps
Diversity community partnerships Manitoba Start (new Canadian job-seekers), Community Living Manitoba (persons with disabilities), Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, SCE Lifeworks (persons with disabilities), Employment Expo (persons with disabilities), Rainbow Resource Centre (LGBT), Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners (member)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016)

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2016):

  • Red River College manages the "Hall It!" waste reduction and recycling program, which features the removal of all garbage and recycling bins from classrooms in favour of centralized collection points -- additionally, the College has become a regional leader, with the help of its 21-member recycling team, maintaining a waste diversion rate well above local municipal programs
  • Red River College established the "Sustainability 365" work plan, managed by sustainability working groups with input from staff members and students -- the plan outlines 42 targets to advance sustainability in the following category areas: building; climate; dining services; engagement; waste reduction and recycling; policy and planning; and research and curriculum -- additionally, the College maintains a formal "Sustainability Office" staffed by two employees including a Manager of Sustainability and a Sustainability Coordinator who report to the Vice President of Human Resource Services and Sustainability
  • Red River College's building footprint includes the BOMA Best certified Roblin Centre, which features one of the largest architecturally-integrated solar panel arrays in the province, and the LEED Silver certified Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre, with a geothermal heating system and passive solar heating to help pre-heat indoor air -- the College also recently renovated the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, a century building featuring a heat recapture system that recycles cooking heat from its culinary arts labs and kitchens as part of its heating system (the historic building has been renovated to achieve LEED certification)
Red River College's recently renovated Roblin Centre features the largest photovoltaic array of its kind in Manitoba, as well as a green roof featuring native prairie grasses
Red River College employees and students in the college's Culinary Arts program actively compost food waste in the kitchen
Red River College employees volunteering at the college's Grow a Row event

Highlights

Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Portage la Prairie MB, Steinbach MB, Winkler MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,321
Employee green team Sustainability Working Groups (four groups representing all operations of the College)
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP, Human Resource Services and Sustainability
Formal strategy/policy name Sustainability 365 (Sustainability Office is staffed by two employees, including a Manager of Sustainability and a Sustainability Coordinator)
Unique green initiatives installed the province first Level 3 high-voltage electric vehicle charging station, converting water fountains to chilled and filtered water filling stations, generous 60% EcoPass transit subsidy, uses an innovative 80% "tree-free" paper product that is made from wheat by-product waste from prairie farms, new "Red Goes Green" website to consolidate the College's sustainability information, long term goal to become a Fair Trade Campus (vending machines serve only Fair Trade coffee)
In-house waste reduction and recycling organics, batteries, hazardous waste collection, semi-annual e-waste collection drives, PVC and ABS pipes (from trades program)
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, car-pool sign-up program, secure/sheltered bicycle parking
In-house environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Green community initiatives Commuter Challenge (over 185 employees participated by cycling, carpooling or taking transit), Siloam Mission (assisted in establishing a recycling program), Bottled Water Free Day, Earth Hour, Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank (grew and donated over 680kg of produce grown on campus), partnership with Province of Manitoba and industry in the Electric Vehicle Technology & Education Centre (a $3 million three year initiative to develop an all electric transit bus and charging system)
Other location LEED Silver
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, geothermal heating/cooling, passive solar heating, other building accreditation (BOMA etc.)

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's Dragon Boat Team

Highlights for New Grads

Industry Post Secondary Schools, College
Major Canadian hiring locations Winnipeg MB, Portage la Prairie MB, Steinbach MB, Winkler MB
Full-time employees in Canada 1,321
Part-time employees in Canada 1,144
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities
Training subsidies for professional accreditation, orientation program, online training, in-house training, mentoring, in-house career planning services
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Starting salary $40K to $45K
Work perks health benefits for new employees, flexible work hours, telecommuting
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

Academic fields recruited


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