Red River College
Red River College employees during the school's BRAVO Awards  

Recognized as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Manitoba's Top Employers (2019):

  • 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 -- and employees may be able to take advantage of alternative work options when 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
  • Employees at Red River College are encouraged to keep fit with free memberships to the College's fitness centre with instructor-led fitness classes, individual physical assessments, massage services and even an indoor track for walking and jogging
A Red River College employee speaks to attendees during the college's open house event  

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 1,406
Part-time employees in Canada 1,129
Average age of employees in Canada 49.32 years
Longest serving employee 48.37 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
Health spending account up to $850 each year
Alternative 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
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 (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers (2019):

  • Since 2010, Red River College has maintained an LGBTT initiative to foster a safe environment for staff, faculty and students and provide educational information and resources on a variety of topics, including sexual orientation and gender identity, links to local community organizations and gender-neutral washrooms across campus
  • Red River College appointed an Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy, who is responsible for strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities, and manages an Elders in Residence program
  • Red River College manages a "Healthy Minds Healthy College" initiative as well as a dedicated advisory group comprised of staff, students and faculty who help to ensure that a variety of perspectives are considered -- the college also participates in THRIVE Week to highlight the importance of self-care and balance in the development of positive mental health
Red River College staff attending a Pride parade  

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 1,406
Formal diversity strategy has a defined strategy to achieve diversity and inclusion goals
Senior executive who oversees diversity initiatives Chief Human Resource Officer
Formal commitment Healthy Minds Healthy College advisory group, Indigenous Achievement Strategic Initiative, LGBTT* strategy and steering committee
Employee resource groups LGBTT affinity group
Diversity training and awareness training on topics such as mental health education, mental health first aid, gender and sexual diversity awareness, LGBTT educational resources, LGBTT Ally training
Diversity highlights conducted an inclusive campus climate review, organizes Girls Exploring Trades and Technologies camps, THRIVE Week to highlight positive mental health, 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, Manitoba Employment Equity Practitioners Association

Recognized as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

Here are some of the reasons why Red River College was selected as one of Canada's Greenest Employers (2019):

  • 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 bee hives but also participate in the Winnipeg Harvest Grow-A-Row program, growing and donating more than 1,360kg of produce for the Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank and the Student Association's Food Bank -- honey production is also jarred and sold at the on campus farmers market
  • Red River College recently adopted a new Transportation Plan to better understand employee and student commuting habits, and already encourages alternative commuting through a generous 60 per cent transit subsidy, secure and sheltered bicycle lockers (and shower facilities), a free bicycle loan program for students and employees, and high voltage electric vehicle parking spots (Manitoba's first)
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 1,406
Employee green team Sustainability Office and a variety of organizations across campus work to address particular sustainability issues, such as the Planet Committee (converts print mailings to online communications at the School of Continuing Studies), the Print Optimization Working Group (sets print reduction goals and strategies), and the 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 annual sustainability surveys, 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
Noteworthy initiatives offers a unique bike loan program that makes bicycles free for students and employees
Building footprint includes PV solar panels, rainwater collection, green roof, geothermal heating/cooling, solar wall (unique passive heating wall that saves approximately $2,000 in annual heating costs), installed Manitoba's first high-voltage electric vehicle charging stations (available to students and employees), ongoing program to convert water fountains to new chilled and filtered bottle filling stations across campus (and has seen a corresponding decline in water bottle sales on campus), rooftop bee hives at two campus locations (honey is jarred and sold at on campus farmers markets)
Extended recycling organics (onsite composting program), cooking oils and fats, hazardous waste collection, semi-annual e-waste collection drives, florescent light bulbs, mattress recycling program (donated to local charity), new ReBins to capture non-traditional recyclables (including batteries, writing instruments, soft plastics and plastic bags), redesign of "Pitch In" recycling signage across campus to align with college-specific imagery
Commuter amenities new Sustainable Transportation Plan (initiatives include a generous 60 per cent EcoPass transit subsidy, indoor and secure bicycle parking lockers, bike loan program, two EV parking spots, and a formal telecommuting policy), Commuter Challenge, walk to public transit, secure/sheltered bicycle parking, online car-pool sign-up, transit subsidies, electric vehicle charging stations
Community partnerships Earth Day, Winnipeg Harvest Food Bank Grow-A-Row program (donated over 1,360kg of produce grown on the campus' community garden), Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (participates in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System / STARS program for measuring sustainability practices in post-secondary institutions)

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 during the college's Executive Welcome Back event at the Notre Dame Campus

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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