Red River College Polytechnic



Red River College (RRC) is located in the city of Winnipeg, the capital of Manitoba and Canada's eighth largest city. Red River College is the largest college in Manitoba. As a post-secondary education and training institution, sponsored and accredited by the Government of Manitoba, RRC offers over 200 nationally and internationally recognized technical and vocational certificate, diploma, joint university degree, and advanced diploma programs. The College serves an annual student population of over 22,000 full and part-time students with over 750 permanent support and instructional staff.

Programs are offered on-campus at our $31 million 'high tech' downtown campus, at one of our five regional campuses, three specialized training centres (including our Language Training Centre), or via distance education. The College maintains international partnerships and agreements with universities and institutions throughout the world. Red River College's major advantages are quality training by qualified instructors, leading edge facilities and resources, flexible delivery, competitive pricing, superior instructional support, advanced computer based training, and an internationally recognized certification of students.

Areas of Expertise

Business Development and International Trade

Creative Arts

English Language Training

Health Services and Applied Sciences

Hotel and Restaurant Administration

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Transportation, Engineering and Industrial Technology

On Campus Housing

Applications are now available for single and double furnished dorm rooms in RRC’s brand-new residence located inside the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute at the Exchange District Campus.

See the Web site for details.

Off Campus Housing

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Homestay:Lowest: $550Highest: $600

Monthly rent for homestay housing is $550.00 to $600.00 per month, plus a $200.00 to $225.00 placement fee and a refundable $200.00 security deposit.

Incoming Students

Many Red River College programs have orientation sessions for students. The International Education Office also provides orientation packages, and academic and immigration advisory services.

Career Planning

The one and two year programs at RRC are specifically designed to provide students with applied skills and, in many programs, actual cooperative employment experience. RRC works closely with industry to ensure that programs are relevant and will benefit students in assessing their interests and planning their career.


Students at the College can use both the North and South Gym at the Notre Dame Campus and the Fitness Centre at the Princess Street Campus free of charge by showing their student card. The North Gym has a weight room and offers intramural sports throughout the year such as volleyball, basketball, floor hockey, and badminton. They also offer aerobics, Tai Chi, Tae Bo, and yoga classes for a small fee. Students can also borrow equipment to use in the Gym. The South Gym has an indoor running track for those who like to walk, jog, or run.


A variety of intramural programs are run at the College and all are well participated in. Games are usually held during the lunch hours. Student intramural coordinators are hired to help run the programs.


The Students’ Association supports clubs on campus for fundraising for graduations or for meeting people with similar interests. Registration forms are available in DM20.

Information Technology

Many RRC programs are "laptop" programs. In these programs, every student is assigned a laptop computer for communication, class notes, testing, and other course content. The two largest campuses of RRC have numerous Internet connections and workstations in the libraries, lunchroom, and in classrooms and meeting rooms.


The Diversity and Inclusive Initiatives Office facilitates and delivers support services to culturally diverse students, serves as the contact between ethnically-diverse communities and the College, provides expertise to academic departments on a broad range of inclusive learning issues, and supports diversity-related initiatives of the College.

Special Services

Students at RRC have access to free tutoring, learning assistance, exam accommodation, and inclusive classroom policies.

Affiliated Institutions

Several RRC programs are joint-degree programs with the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg. Other programs have articulation agreements to continue related studies at the university/degree level. Completion of RRC's Academic English program provides eligibility for acceptance directly into academic programs at RRC, and at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg.

Campus Tour

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Modified on July 01, 2022