Why You Should Study in Manitoba

By Red River College Polytechnic Modified on June 24, 2022
Tags : Arts & Culture | Campus Life | Food & Drink | Sports

Red River College Polytechnic shares some of the many exciting benefits of living in Manitoba.

 Why You Should Study in Manitoba

Red River College Polytechnic is located in the heart of Canada. If you’re looking to study in an affordable area with lots of exciting things to do, then Winnipeg, Manitoba is the best place for you.

Discover the many reasons why you should choose to study in Manitoba:

Cost of living

Manitoba has one of the lowest costs of living in North America, resulting in a high standard of living. Some typical day to day costs, shown in Canadian dollars (2019), include:

Expense Winnipeg Description
Rent $475 Rent can vary based on neighbourhood and the space. Be sure to check if there are any additional costs apart from the month rent, ex. electricity, water, internet, parking, etc.
Monthly public transit pass $80 There are discounted student rates for Post-Secondary students.
Car Insurance $190 If you choose to drive around Manitoba, car insurance is pretty affordable. Your insurance will vary depending on if you’re a new driver, your car type, and driving history.
Food $150 to $200 Food costs will vary based on how often you eat out and where you buy your groceries. Coordinating with your roommates may help lower this cost.
Entertainment $50 to $100 These costs can include going to the movies, dining out, visiting attractions, and more.
Mobile $35 to $65 These costs will vary depending on the carrier and plan you choose.

Arts, culture, and entertainment

Winnipeg has a rich arts and culture scene. It is home to Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, and Canada’s oldest civic art gallery, the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Many of the city’s galleries and performing arts groups are in the Exchange District, making it an exciting neighbourhood for students to live and study.

Winnipeg is home to people from countries around the world. The architecture, people, cuisine, festivals, special events, cultural offerings, and facilities are some of the most unique and interesting in the country. Explore Winnipeg’s arts scene:


Award-winning chefs, contemporary bistros, mom-and-pop shops, and ethnic eateries make up Winnipeg’s diverse and eclectic culinary landscape. Explore the best restaurants in town:


Winnipeg is the home to four professional sports teams, which provide high-quality entertainment for a reasonable price.

If you prefer to play sports, the Sport Manitoba website has information on programs, teams, and events for you to get involved in. Red River College Polytechnic is pleased to provide access to fitness facilities and varsity sports for its students. Visit Athletic and Recreation Services for more information.

With Manitoba being full of action, adventure, entertainment, and good food, you’ll have the time of your life studying at Red River College Polytechnic.

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