Red River College Named one of the Province’s Top 25 Employers for seventh year running
Red River College (RRC) is proud to again be recognized for building a supportive, inclusive and engaging work environment for more than 2,300 employees who have made their careers at one of Manitoba’s largest post-secondary institutions.
“When it comes to growing Manitoba’s economy and driving innovation in education, Red River College plays a vital role in preparing students and industry for the economic and job opportunities of today and tomorrow,” said Paul Vogt, president & CEO, Red River College.
“This important job is in the hands of Red River College employees, who are extremely dedicated and passionate about making a difference in the lives of their students. We recognize this commitment of our employees and try to return the favour by ensuring the college provides an environment where staff are supported and encouraged in meaningful ways.”
Red River College has a comprehensive human resources strategy that has allowed it to continue to be recognized as an employer of choice through a variety of initiatives related to recruitment, retention, professional development, succession, total rewards, labour relations and organizational effectiveness.
As a top employer in Manitoba, RRC provides exceptional benefits across its nine campuses such as three weeks of vacation for new employees; maternity top-up payments for new and adoptive parents; a defined benefit pension plan; a flexible health care plan; telecommuting; and an extended paid Christmas break. There is also on-site daycare and on-site fitness facilities at several RRC campuses.
The College has also been recognized for its actions to improve environmental sustainability and diversity, earning Canada’s top honour from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council for its work with Manitoba Hydro on building sustainable infrastructure and transportation, as well as being named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and Canada’s Best Diversity Employer for 2016.
RRC is one of Manitoba’s largest institutes of applied learning and has positioned itself as a leader in knowledge, training, research and innovation. RRC has more than 22,000 students annually in full and part-time programs located across the province.
Named the top research college in the prairies for 2016 (Research Infosource), RRC provides award-winning instruction and advanced facilities and equipment to help students become leaders in their fields while collaborating with industry to respond to newly-emerging industry research, testing, and training needs.