Red River College
Red River College employees at the Envision Leadership Development Program reception   (Photo credit: Jonathan C Ferber)

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2017):

  • Red River College supports new moms (including adoptive moms) with maternity leave top-up payments (to 93% of salary for up to 17 weeks) and offers the option to extend their leave into an unpaid leave of absence -- additionally, employees enjoy the convenience of onsite daycare when they are ready to return to work
  • Red River College employees are encouraged to continue their education with full tuition subsidies for courses both related and indirectly related to their current position -- the College also offers subsidies for professional accreditation, a variety of in-house training programs and financial bonuses for completion of certain courses
  • New employees at Red River College start at 3 weeks of paid vacation allowance (up to 9 weeks for teaching personnel) with a vacation jump after only 3 years on-the-job -- employees can also balance their schedules with additional time off through a paid personal days off program
Red River College employees at the college's Turban Awareness Event   (Photo credit: Ezra Reimer)

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 1,266
Part-time employees in Canada 1,095
Average age of employees in Canada 48.86
Longest serving employee 48 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
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives in-house training, online training, leadership 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 (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2017):

  • Red River College created a "Healthy Minds Healthy College" initiative and recently established a new role responsible for engaging internal and external partners for mental health promotion and wellbeing for staff and students, establishing a mental health work plan, strengthening existing mental health supports and resources, and expanding college-wide training in mental health and mental health services
  • Red River College maintains a Transforming Futures Program to provide opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities to learn in an inclusive, supportive environment -- the College also works with community organizations such as Community Living Manitoba and SCE Lifeworks to recruit job-seekers with disabilities
  • Red River College is currently developing an internship program for graduates of the organization's School of Indigenous Education and manages an Elders in Residence program, enabling Aboriginal elders to participate in on-campus activities such as pow wows, workshops, and other activities to increase awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture
Students, faculty and administrators at Red River College celebrate the first on-campus sweat lodge facility as they prepare for the inaugural sweat lodge ceremony

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 1,266
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Vice President, Human Resources & Sustainability
Formal commitment employs dedicated personnel responsible for the college's diversity initiatives, maintains a LGBTT strategy and dedicated steering committee
Diversity training and awareness training on topics such as mental health first aid and gender and sexuality awareness
Diversity highlights mentorship program to support the professional development of visible minority employees (in development), mentoring for international students, LGBTT Ally training, Girls Exploring Trades and Technologies Camps (to encourage young women to consider careers in trade and technology)
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Manitoba Council of Women in Engineering Science and Trades (member), Manitoba Start (new Canadian job-seekers), Community Living Manitoba (persons with disabilities), Success Skills (new Canadians), Congress of Black Women, Manitoba Islamic Association, Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, SCE Lifeworks (persons with disabilities), Rainbow Resource Centre (LGBT)

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017)

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2017):

  • Red River College manages the "Hall It!" and "Pitch It" waste reduction and recycling programs, which include signage throughout the campus and the removal of all garbage and recycling bins from classrooms in favour of centralized collection points -- additionally, the College has become a regional leader in achieving a waste diversion rate that is well above local municipal programs
  • Red River College established the executive position of Vice President of Human Resource Services and Sustainability back in 2011 -- in support of this role, the College maintains a Sustainability Office that is staffed by two employees including a Manager of Sustainability and a Sustainability Coordinator
  • 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 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 (the historic building was renovated to achieve LEED certification)
Red River College employee taking part in the college's hallway recycling program

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 1,266
Senior executive who oversees initiatives VP of Human Resource Services and Sustainability (College maintains a dedicated Sustainability Office, staffed by a Manager of Sustainability and a Sustainability Coordinator)
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Sustainability Policy (part of the Strategic Plan)
Green highlights Waste Reduction Week (captured over 1,600kg of e-waste last year), installed Manitoba's first Level 3 and 2 high-voltage electric vehicle charging stations (available to students and employees), converted old water fountains and installed new chilled and filtered water filling stations across campus (and has seen a decline in water bottle sales on-campus), generous 60 percent "EcoPass" transit subsidy
Extended recycling organics, batteries, hazardous waste collection, semi-annual e-waste collection drives, PVC and ABS pipes from trades program (maintains visually consistent "Hall It" and "Pitch It" waste and recycling depots across campus)
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, online car-pool sign-up, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, walk to public transit, telecommuter workstations
In-house environmental audit yes
Publishes sustainability report yes
Some of the green community initiatives Commuter Challenge, Earth Day, Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank (grew and donated over 680kg of produce grown on campus)
Other location LEED Silver
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, solar air heating, (rainwater is used for watering plants in the campus greenhouse), 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 employees taking part in a fitness class

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 1,266
Part-time employees in Canada 1,095
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, leadership training
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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