Red River College Fast Facts

Fast Facts

About Us

Red River College of Applied Arts, Science and Technology provides hands-on learning essential for students to find good jobs. With three campuses in Winnipeg and five in Rural Manitoba, we are the largest institute of applied learning in the province.

Vision Statement

Red River College is renowned for providing accessible, innovative, applied learning and research in an advanced environment, creating skilled graduates to drive the Manitoba economy.

Mission Statement

To enable students to build a career, enhance quality of life, and contribute to Manitoba’s economic and social prosperity through exceptional applied education and research.

By the Numbers

  • 94% of RRC graduates get jobs within six months of graduation.
  • 92% of RRC grads would recommend their program of choice to a friend.
  • 15% of RRC’s student population is Aboriginal.
  • 96% of employers said they were ‘more than satisfied’ with RRC hires.
  • 20% of RRC students are international/immigrant learners.
  • 98% of RRC grads choose to work and stay in Manitoba.
  • #44, RRC has been recognized as one of Canada’s greenest employers for four years in a row.
  • 43% of full-time, first-year students come to RRC with previous post-secondary experience.
  • RRC consistently ranks as one of Canada’s Top 10 most research-intensive colleges.

Why Red River College?

We’re Accessible

With our Mobile Training Labs, we’re breaking down barriers separating individuals from education. Our Mobile Training Labs allow us to deliver applied learning to rural and Aboriginal communities. The labs consist of 53-foot trailers that can be turned into 950 square-foot training facilities. Using these labs, we offer trades training in the fields of Automotive Service, Carpentry, Electrical Training, Machining, Pipe Fitting, Plumbing, Welding, and Industrial Mechanics. Our labs also offer Apprenticeship Training, 
Pre-Employment Training, Trades Qualifications, Skill Gap Training, and the Introduction to Trades Program.

Our School of Indigenous Education gives Aboriginal students the resources they need to complete their post-secondary education. The Aboriginal Centre located at the Notre Dame Campus is “home away from home” for many Aboriginal students, and it has a kitchen, a lounge area, a conference room, computer labs, phone access, and bulletin boards. We give low-income students a chance to succeed with our special-admission ACCESS Model Program; we also offer a number of awards, bursaries, and scholarships for Aboriginal students.

We’re Sustainable

Contributing to the environment is part of our bottom line. Thanks to support from the National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program, we’re doing our part to rid Lake Winnipeg’s waters of toxic algae. Together with Curry Industries and Native Plant Solutions, our research team has created bioplatforms that make it easier for cattail plants to grow on the lake; cattail plants feed on harmful substances like phosphorus.

With support from the Province of Manitoba, our Electric Vehicle Technology & Education Centre (EVTEC) has assisted with the development of a $3 million transit bus that runs solely on batteries. To make the project a reality, EVTEC partnered with Manitoba Hydro, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and the Province of Manitoba.

We’re Innovative

Our Technology Access Centre (TAC) opens the doors to small- and medium-sized businesses involved with aerospace and manufacturing. The TAC allows these businesses to use our research facilities and technology. It’s also a major plus for students, as graduates in our aerospace and manufacturing programs work with industry experts in developing new technologies.

The TAC functions as a validation site for the testing of new products or materials, a technical service for prototype testing, and a great place all-around for workplace training.


Red River College offers more than 200 full- and part-time programs and is home to more than 30,000 students annually.

We offer programs in the following categories:

  • Academic Preparation (for students new to Canada who want to improve their English)
  • Aboriginal Education
  • Business
  • Community Services
  • Computer and Information Systems Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Engineering and CAD Technology
  • Health Sciences
  • Hospitality
  • Languages
  • Teacher Education
  • Trades and Technology
  • Transportation Technology