Red River College

Red River College | Winnipeg, Man. | Founded 1938

Red River College students in lecture

Red River College

Red River College (RRC) is Manitoba’s largest institute of applied learning. It has nine campuses—four in Winnipeg, five in rural Manitoba—and more than 200 degree, diploma, certificate and apprenticeship programs. In Winnipeg the college operates a student residence, which has a combination of single- and double-room suites.

RRC boasts diverse industry partnerships and many specialized research and training facilities, and new ones are under development. Construction is under way for an Innovation Centre in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District. The centre, slated for completion in 2021, will house RRC’s business and creative arts programs and provide space for collaboration between students, instructors, researchers, industry and community members. It will also enable Indigenous entrepreneurship and social enterprise.

RRC’s culinary and hospitality school, the Paterson GlobalFoods Institute, is also in Winnipeg. The institute is home to the college’s Technology Access Centre (TAC) in Culinary Research, which provides research and development for food manufacturing and services businesses.

In 2018, the college opened a 100,000-sq.-foot Skilled Trades and Technology Centre at the Notre Dame campus. It has training space for high-demand occupations such as carpentry and sheet metal. The centre’s lab space supports innovation in industrial sectors including robotics, automation, pneumatics and computer-aided design.


Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Large (10,000 full-time students or more) $7,586-$8,111 $4,339-$7,796 $2,732-$11,294 $5,553-$16,965 Yes

Cool Options

  • Culinary Arts: Students study in a fully functional kitchen and research facility, learning how to create
    delicious dishes, work with the food service industry and create commercial products.
  • Indigenous Language: There is a one-year certificate that emphasizes learning to read, write and speak Ojibwe or Cree. Students will be prepared to teach in schools or community programs.
  • ASL English Interpretation: This two-year program allows students to provide equal access for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

Popular Programs

  • Business Administration
  • Nursing
  • Business Information Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology

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