Red River College
Red River College employees touring a new building on campus

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2018):

  • Red River College recognizes and celebrates exceptional performance through a variety of initiatives including the newly-launched Cheers for Peers program, allowing employees to accumulate redeemable points for products, services and unique experiences on campus, such as a private movie screening in the College's theatre lounge
  • 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 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
Red River College employees attending the 2017 BRAVO Awards Luncheon

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 1,324
Part-time employees in Canada 1,098
Average age of employees in Canada 49.2 years
Longest serving employee 47.4 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
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

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2018):

  • Red River College created the "Healthy Minds Healthy College" initiative and hired a Mental Health Coordinator, responsible for leading the implementation of the program -- the college also participated in Mental Health Week and organized a variety of activities, including a therapy dog visit and the creation of an on-campus meditation group
  • Red River College recently appointed an Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy, who is responsible for strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities, and manages an Elders in Residence program -- additionally, the college is developing an internship and mentorship program to help Aboriginal students gain career-level experience
  • Red River College offers "Girls Exploring Trades and Technologies Camps", with female instructors acting as role models to encourage young girls to consider careers in trades and technology
Red River College officially opens its first sweat lodge for staff and students with an opening ceremony
"As one of the Student Integration Coordinators on campus, I have the opportunity to work with many students who are coming from different parts of the world. The cultural diversity they bring to the campus play a key role in the internationalization of our College and contributes to my personal and professional growth. The Student Refugee Program on campus has provided me a unique opportunity to walk with former refugee students coming from camps in Syria and various parts of Africa as they complete a 12-month sponsorship at the College." Lauren K., Student Integration Coordinator

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 1,324
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Human Resource Officer, Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy
Formal commitment maintains a LGBTT* strategy and dedicated steering committee, Healthy Minds Healthy College initiative
Employee resource groups LGBTT affinity group
Diversity training and awareness training on topics such as mental health, disability and accessibility, gender and sexual diversity awareness
Diversity highlights conducted an inclusive campus climate review, intercultural mentorship program for international students, Aboriginal internship and mentorship program (in development), LGBTT Ally training, Aboriginal Elders available for staff and students, Aboriginal cultural events such as a sweat lodge ceremony, medicine picking, and seasonal pipe ceremonies and traditional feasts to recognize and celebrate the changing of the seasons
Some of the diversity-focused partnerships Manitoba Council of Women in Engineering Science and Trades (member), Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development, Canadian Mental Health Association

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2018):

  • Red River College employees not only assist with caring for the school's rooftop bee hives but also participate in the Winnipeg Harvest Grow-A-Row program, growing and donating more than 1,300kg of produce to the Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank and the Student Association's Food Bank -- the College also hosted its first Farmer's Market to help promote local and sustainable food production
  • 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), the LEED Silver certified Heavy Equipment Transportation Centre (with geothermal heating system and passive solar heating to help pre-heat indoor air), and the recently renovated LEED Gold Paterson GlobalFoods Institute (featuring a heat recapture system that recycles cooking heat from its culinary arts labs and kitchens)
Red River College employees participating in the Grow a Row Winnipeg Harvest

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 1,324
Senior executive who oversees initiatives Chief Human Resource Officer
Formal strategy/policy name Environmental Sustainability Policy (part of the Strategic Plan 2016-2021)
Green highlights hosted its first Farmers' Market last year, rooftop bee hives, installed Manitoba's first 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% "EcoPass" transit subsidy, cooking oil from food services converted for biodiesel for fleet vehicles (approximately 50% of the fleet are alternative fuel vehicles, including biodiesel, hybrid and plug-in hybrid)
Extended recycling organics, batteries, hazardous waste collection, semi-annual e-waste collection drives (captured over 2,780kg of e-waste last year), florescent light bulbs
Commuter amenities transit subsidies, 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 (donated over 1,300kg of produce grown on campus)
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, geothermal heating/cooling, electric vehicle charging stations, solar air heating, two buildings are LEED certified structures with one additional LEED building under construction, 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 celebrate BRAVO awards recipients at a luncheon

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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