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Cannabis: Careers and Education

January 8, 2019

Industry representatives are coming together for a one-day Careers and Education in Cannabis job fair at Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus in the Indigenous Support Centre on Monday, January 14 from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Following the sold-out inaugural Cannabis 101 Course this fall – the first of its kind to be offered by a post-secondary institution in the province, and one of few available across the prairies – Careers and Education in Cannabis invites alumni, prospective students and those with an interest in the industry to explore career options, submit resumes for retail positions, and apply for bursaries as well as the Winter 2019 Cannabis 101 Course.

“A key priority for the College is to strengthen our partnerships and continue to advance Indigenous achievement in our communities; and within that, one of the main areas of focus in Indigenous Education at Red River is the transition to employment once a student graduates from one of our programs. It’s vital that we provide supports and opportunities that allow our grads to take the next step in their life journey. This day of career exploration is just one example of how we are addressing employment, entrepreneurship and Indigenous growth and participation in the cannabis and hemp industry,” said Rebecca Chartrand, Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy.

Local companies Garden Variety, Tokyo Smoke, and Delta 9 Cannabis will be on site to network, answer questions, and take applications.

RRC continues its relationship with Indspire Brighter Futures, which provided 56 students with bursaries for tuition fees and books in fall 2018. Indspire is a national Indigenous-led registered charity that invests in the education of Indigenous people and are providing 29 bursaries for Indigenous learners for RRC’s Winter 2019 term. The one-stop-shop Careers and Education in Cannabis event will provide access to the computer lab so attendees can apply for bursaries on site and speak with RRC staff.

The courses available for Indspire Bursaries and application deadlines are:
Intro to Trades – January 20, 2019
College Transition – January 20, 2019
Cannabis 101 Course – February 4, 2019
Indigenous Language Course – March 2019

Careers and Education in Cannabis

Monday, January 14 | 2 pm – 7 pm
Red River College, Notre Dame Campus
Indigenous Support Centre, F205

Refreshments will be served. Please contact Frank Parkes at or 204-632-2534 for more information and to reserve parking.

Please note, this event is 19+ due to LGCA regulations.