Red River College Polytechnic

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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.

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

Various computer labs are located throughout both the Notre Dame and Princess Street campuses. Labs are available for general use when not scheduled for class use. Schedules are usually posted on the lab door. Labs may be accessed after hours using your student card. If you require the use of specific computer programs, please consult your instructor for appropriate lab locations. Food and drinks are not permitted in any of the computer labs. Your instructor will advise you of the rules and regulations regarding proper lab conduct or you may refer to Policy A20, Acceptable Use of Computer Facilities.


Throughout the year, the Diversity and Immigrant Student Support office offers college wide diversity events. Activities range from celebrations of different cultural holidays and groups, speakers series, entertainment, films, and workshops. All Diversity Events are free of charge. All students and staff are invited to attend. If you would like more information about Diversity Events, look for posters displayed throughout the College or have your name added to our mailing list to receive updates.

Special Services

RRC Early Childhood Centre Inc. is a licensed child care facility that provides year round quality care for 51 children of Red River College students and staff. The Aboriginal Student Support Centre is located on the second floor of the F building with access to a computer lab, kitchen facilities, and resource library. Disability Services establishes individualized support service programs to facilitate the integration of students with disabilities. Disability Services entails various course and instructional modifications and adaptations. The department is located at Notre Dame Campus, Room D102, (204) 632-3966, and also at the Princess Street Campus, Room P210, (204) 949-8375, and at 123 Main Street, Room 300, (204) 949-8774.

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

Red River College is pleased to offer pre-scheduled guided campus tours at the Notre Dame and Princess Street campuses. Each tour lasts approximately one hour (up to two hours for specialized immigrant or ESL tours). Tour attendees will experience the College atmosphere and get a sense of student life. If you have any questions about our campus tours or would like to book a tour, please contact Carolyn Burton at (204) 632-2115 or Lisa Vogt at (204) 632-2402 to book tours.

Modified on July 01, 2022