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Red River College AdGeneral Offerings

  • Certificate Programs
  • Diploma Program
  • Post-Graduate Advanced Diploma Programs
  • English as an Additional Language Programs
  • Adult High School Programs

Key Information

Red River College (RRC) never stops growing. In size: new facilities and technology are introduced constantly. In numbers: enrolment is increasing every year.  And, in reputation: our students continually excel in their jobs after graduation. With four primary campuses in Winnipeg, four Regional Campuses spread across southern Manitoba and a number of satellite locations, RRC offers students a wide variety of learning environments.

  • Manitoba's largest institute of Applied Learning
  •  More than 32,000 enrolments
  •  More than 110 full-time programs
  •  Eight campuses in Manitoba
  •  Continuing and Distance Education
  •  State-of-the-art equipment and facilities
  •  Instructors with industrial expertise
  •  96.1% graduate employment rate
  •  92.6% graduate satisfaction rate

At RRC, we take pride in our students' achievements because they're the reason we're here. Our goal is to provide the highest quality education available - leading our learners straight to employment. We strive to keep our curriculum on the cutting edge through partnerships with industry and by using state-of-the-art equipment.

Accommodation Options:

Health Insurance Requirement:
Mandatory international student health insurance coverage of $456.00/ year for single student.

Student Population:
Red River College serves an annual student population of over 32,000 full and part-time students. Approximately 6-8,000 students attend on a daily basis with others registered in continuing and distance education programs. Each year the college hosts approximately 300 international students from over 29 countries.

Study Periods:
The College offers one year certificate, two-three year diploma, joint-degree and post-graduate advanced diploma programs with most programs beginning in September. English as an Additional Language programs for international students begin monthly.

Institutional Profile

Red River College is the largest and most comprehensive college of applied learning in Manitoba. The College has been helping people build their futures for more than sixty years. The College emphasizes high quality and relevant academic programming linked to real outcomes. We could give you dozens of reasons why you should consider Red River College, but what do our students tell us are the biggest advantages of RRC?

Hands-on Learning:
Our students aren't sitting in lecture theatres all day long. From tearing apart vehicles to mixing pharmaceuticals to producing their own news features, our programs give you the change to learn through experience.

Work Experience:
Many of our programs include the chance to learn "on the job" through industry work experience, and several programs feature paid co-op terms.

Small Classes & Helpful Support Services
We want everyone to success, so we keep classes small enough for instructors to get to know their students, and we provide tutoring and counseling services if you need extra help.

Short Programs that Get You into the Workforce Quickly:
Most of our programs are one or two years long, allowing you to get a quick start on your career.

Our Graduates Get Jobs:
In our most recent survey of graduates, over 96% of those looking for work found jobs.  Many of our students receive employment offers even before they have graduated.

Program Details

RRC offers over 110 post-secondary academic programs in:

  • Business and Applied Arts
    • Computers and Information Systems Technology
    • Creative Arts - Graphic Design, Digital Multimedia, 3D Computer Graphics
    • Hospitality - Culinary Arts, Hospitality & Tourism Management
    • Applied Commerce & Management Education - International Business, Technology Management
  • Community Services
  • Health and Applied Sciences
  • Transportation and Aerospace Technology
  • Trades

Special Offer Programming for International Students:

International Business:
a one-year post graduate advanced diploma program with a January entry designed to provide well-qualified graduates for the international business environment. This interactive program includes a work term component over the summer months to enable program participants to work in an organization involved in trade, either in the public or private sector.

Technology Management:
This one-year advanced diploma program begins each September. It is specifically targeted to graduates with technical diplomas and degrees who want to complement their technical skills with equally important managerial skills in areas such as corporate finance and accounting, project management, marketing strategy, and human resource management.

English as an Additional Language (EAL):
RRC's EAL Program for international students offers flexible start and end dates that are designed to fit your schedule. You can choose the number of months you wish to study at the time that is convenient for you. Please refer to RRC website for further details.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and other fees varies by program with the most popular programs ranging from $7,200 to $ $13,500 per year (estimate of yearly fees is available on the website). You will also be required to pay for textbooks and mandatory international student health insurance coverage.

  • Tuition Fees (all post-secondary): . . . $7,500.00 - 13,500.00/ year OR
  • Tuition Fees (EAL programs): . . . $700.00 per month for Intensive English Program
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,325.00 for English for Specific Purposes 5-month program
  • Textbooks/Supplies (dependent on program - check website for details)
  • Application fee . . . $100.00 (plus $300.00 tuition deposit)
  • Health Insurance (single coverage for 1 year) . . . $ 456.00
  • Cost of Living: (depending on lifestyle) . . . $700.00- $1,200.00/month
  • Transportation: Monthly bus pass @ 58.30 /mo . . . $699.60

Financial aid from the federal or provincial governments or Red River College is not available to international students.
Note: All funds quoted in Canadian dollars

Entrance Requirements

Entrance requirements include: equivalent or Canadian high school Grade 12, specific program prerequisites, and advanced language skills.

RRC academic programs are fast-paced, very demanding, and require a high level of English language proficiency. To meet the language requirement for direct entrance into these programs you are required to submit evidence of your language proficiency by providing any one of the following test results:

  • TOEFL - (Test of English as a Foreign Language) minimum of 550 (PBT), 213 (CBT), 79-80 (IBT)
  • CanTEST - minimum of 4.5 in Reading & Listening sections, 4.0 in Speaking & Writing sections
  • IELTS - (International English Language Testing System) minimum of Band 6.5
  • MELAB - achieve minimum score of 80
  • CAEL - achieve minimum score of 60 or more
  • Successful completion of Red River College Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE). Must achieve minimum score of 65% (See RRC EAL program brochure or visit RRC website for further information on this program);
  • RRC Language Training Centre placement tests for in Canada applicants (testing fees apply).

For further information, program application costs, tuition fees or to download an application form please visit here.

Contact Information

International Education Office
Red River College
D214 - 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba,
Canada R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-632-2143
Fax: 204-632-5269

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