Work-Integrated Learning and Career Services

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Fraud Alert: Job Scams

January 13, 2021

There have been several reports of attempts to scam students through fraudulent job postings. Avoid these scams by watching for these warning signs:

  • You received a job offer without an application or interview
  • You are offered a job different from the one you applied for
  • You’re promised high pay for easy work or a limited amount of work hours
  • You’re being asked to use your bank account to conduct business on behalf of the company
  • You’re told you have to pay for training, software or materials
  • You’re asked to use your own money to purchase gift cards or other items of value to send back to the “employer”

Many scammers now have an elaborate website with a matching professional-looking email which makes it difficult to tell if they are legitimate or not. If you have any doubts or questions, please contact Career Services at careerservices@rrc.ca.

For more information, visit How to Spot and Avoid Online Job Scams

Career Fair Prep Sessions

January 4, 2023

They’re baaaack! It’s Career Fair time at RRC Polytech and Career Services wants to help make sure you are ready to put your best foot forward.

Career Advisors will be setting up practice booths at the Exchange District Campus and Notre Dame Campus and students are invited to drop in for a chat.

  • First time attending a career fair and curious about how it all works?
  • Got questions about how to maximize the career fair experience?
  • Unsure of how to dress, what to bring, or what to say?
  • Want to practice your elevator pitch and networking questions?

Stop by one of the practice booths and talk to a Career Advisor!

Exchange District Campus

Tuesday, January 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Atrium

Notre Dame Campus

Tuesday, January 10, 12:00pm-1:00pm, F205

Notre Dame Campus

Wednesday, January 11, 11:00am-12:00pm, Library Hallway

Upcoming Career Fairs:

Exchange District Campus

Indigenous Career Fair, Wednesday, January 18, 11:00am-4:00pm, Manitou A Bi Bii Daziigae

RRCSA Career Fair, Thursday, January 26, 10:00am-3:00pm

Notre Dame Campus

RRCSA Career Fair, Wednesday, January 25, 10:00am-3:00pm

If you have any questions about these events, please contact careerservices@rrc.ca

Registration is now open for the Get Job Search Ready Series!

January 3, 2023

Career Services is providing an interactive workshop series on the development of employment documents and skills for students!

The Get Job Search Ready series will be a combination of presentations and workshops on the following topics:

  • Job Search Strategies and Networking
  • LinkedIn Profile Development
  • Resumes and Cover Letters
  • Interview Strategies and Practice Opportunities

These workshops are designed for students in business-related programs. All students are welcome to attend and adapt the information to their field.

Dates/Time

The workshops will be delivered virtually during January and February, from 12pm – 1pm.

To register

  1. Log in to your RRC Polytech Career Bridge account here: Career Bridge – Students
  2. Select “Events & Workshops
  3. Select “List View” to see upcoming Get Job Search Ready sessions
  4. View the session you’d like to register for
  5. Click the blue “Register for this event” button

We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage fully. If you require any virtual accommodations including ASL-English interpretation, please email careerservices@rrc.ca no later than 5 days before the session and include which sessions you will be attending.

For more information, please contact Career Services at careerservices@rrc.ca.

MB Hydro Summer Student Program

December 5, 2022

Interested in joining Manitoba Hydro’s team for the summer to build professional knowledge and gain hands-on experience?

Manitoba Hydro offers over 200 summer employment opportunities in the energy industry to university and college students throughout Manitoba.

Manitoba Hydro typically hires students enrolled in academic programs that support their operational requirements.

Jobs are available in a number of areas including, but not limited to:

  • Accounting
  • Business administration
  • Engineering
  • Entry-level (undeclared, U1, etc.)
  • Environmental
  • General labour
  • Geography
  • Information technology
  • Trades & technology

Applications are accepted annually in December and January.

Resumés are matched to career-related positions starting February 1st, and work terms run from May to August.

If your resumé is received later than January, you may be matched with general labour or general administration positions.

Check out the Summer Student Program for more information and eligibility criteria.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Career Services at careerservices@rrc.ca

MB Hydro Power Line Technician Training Program

November 24, 2022

This four-year fully paid apprenticeship program includes competency-based trade schools, formal classes, and on-the-job training.

During your paid training, you will be rotated to different work locations. After you complete your training and successfully pass testing and evaluation, you will receive a Journeyperson Certificate.

To apply, you must register and create an online profile through Manitoba Hydro’s external Careers website.

All applications must include a resume, cover letter, high school transcripts, and any post-secondary school transcripts or training certificates.

Applications will be accepted between December 1 – December 19, 2022.

For more information, check out this video or read about the Power Line Technician Training Program online.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact Career Services at careerservices@rrc.ca

March of Dimes Canada’s Virtual Job Fair

November 23, 2022

Would you like to empower people with disabilities to live safely and independently?

March of Dimes Canada is hiring numerous personal support workers (PSW), brain injury rehabilitation workers and support workers.

Attend their Job Fair on Thursday, December 1 to find out how you can join them on the front line and become a superhero in your community!

There is no experience required and March of Dimes Canada provides full paid training.

Event details:

  • Thursday, December 1, 2022
  • 11 a.m. to 12 noon

REGISTER HERE!

If the timing of the live event isn’t convenient for you, your registration will give you access to a recording of the presentations and an opportunity to view all the job fair resources until January 1, 2023.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Career Services at careerservices@rrc.ca

Pathways to Tech Jobs

November 18, 2022

Join Tech Manitoba for a FREE event to assist tech professionals who are new to Canada or under-represented in tech, to refine their skills in order to secure rewarding careers in technology.

OVERVIEW

Pathways to Tech Jobs brings together local educational offerings, with an emphasis on short, tech-focused micro-courses to enable attendees to build upon their existing technology skills.  The ultimate goal is to support individuals in qualifying for jobs in tech.

Who is it for? Pathways to Tech Jobs is an informative, fact-finding and networking event targeted to newcomers, Indigenous people and under-employed individuals with basic and/or existing tech skills to assist them in securing quality tech jobs in Manitoba. 

Why is it important? We know we have many extraordinary individuals in our community who have tech skills but are either under-employed or struggling to find work because their skill set may not quite match what tech employers are looking for. We have designed a solution by bringing educators and all their short-term tech offerings together in one place, for tech professionals to explore.   

AGENDA 

  • 12:00 PM – Welcome message, greetings & orientation 
  • 12:10 PM – Presentations on tech courses and upskilling options from our educational partners 
  • 1:00 PM – Virtual mingling and exploration among attendees, educators and collaboration partners
  • 2:00 PM – Event concludes

DETAILS

  • Date & Time: Thursday, December 1 from 12:00 pm-2:00 pm
  • Location: Virtual (Remo) – REGISTER HERE (Register as a Guest)

If you have any questions about this event, contact RRC Polytech Career Services at careerservices@rrc.ca.

Join us for Career Chats with Career Advisors!

November 17, 2022

November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba. In time for Career and Workforce Development Month, RRC Polytech Career Services invites you to Career Chats!

Career Chats with Career Advisors

  • Do you have questions on how to look for work and the various employment opportunities that are out there?
  • Need to know how to make your resume and/or your cover letter a lot more effective?
  • Do you have any job search or employment issues and concerns you would like to discuss?

Join us for refreshments and a conversation with a Career Advisor!

This is an informal, casual drop-in session so come and visit – we would love to see you and chat.

Notre Dame Campus

Thursday, November 24, 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Building F, Room 209 (Indigenous Student Support Centre)

 

No registration necessary!

If you have any questions about this event, contact RRC Polytech Career Services at careerservices@rrc.ca.


November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba. Career and workforce development benefits industry, communities, and individuals and helps ensure we are meeting the changing demands of the economy by building an available, diversified and skilled labour force. Career development assists individuals explore careers options, make informed decisions about their learning, training and career paths and to successfully manage life and work transitions. Career development assists individuals explore careers options, make informed decisions about their learning, training and career paths and to successfully manage life and work transitions.

 

Open House: Careers with Manitoba Justice, November 9

November 1, 2022

Interested in a career with Manitoba Justice?

The Public Service Commission invites you to attend an Open House where you will experience a hands-on tour of the Court House at 408 York Ave in Winnipeg. You can participate in a question and answer session to learn more about career opportunities with Sheriff Services and Court Clerk Monitors in the Courts Division at Manitoba Justice.

Opportunities are available in court offices located across the province, including Winnipeg, Thompson, The Pas, Portage la Prairie, Minnedosa, Morden, Brandon and Dauphin.  English and bilingual opportunities may be available. Department representatives will be on hand to provide all the information you will need to pursue a career with Manitoba Courts.

The Open House and Question and Answer session takes place on:

Wednesday, November 9, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Manitoba Law Courts Building
408 York Ave., Winnipeg

Please register via email to courtstrainingoffice@gov.mb.ca by Monday, November 7, 2022. In your email, be sure to include your full name, email address and phone number. This event can be shared with non-government employees.

Resumes, with cover letters, will be accepted by email to courtstrainingoffice@gov.mb.ca and kept on file for consideration for six months. In your cover letter, indicate the court office(s) where you are most interested in working.

Career Chats with Career Advisors and Work-Integrated Learning Coordinators, Nov 2022

October 24, 2022

November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba. In time for Career and Workforce Development Month, RRC Polytech Work-Integrated Learning and Career Services department invites you to Career Chats!

Career Chats with Career Advisors and Work-Integrated Learning Coordinators

  • Do you have questions on how to look for work and the various employment opportunities that are out there?
  • Need to know how to make your resume and/or your cover letter a lot more effective?
  • Do you have any job search or employment issues and concerns you would like to discuss?
  • Do you have questions about your program’s Work-Integrated Learning component?

Join us for refreshments and a conversation with Career Advisors and Work-Integrated Learning Coordinators!

This is an informal, casual drop-in session so come and visit – we would love to see you and chat.

Exchange District Campus

Tuesday, November 1
11am – 1pm
Room P208

Notre Dame Campus

Wednesday, November 2, 12pm – 1pm
Friday, November 4, 11am – 12pm
Building D, Room 208 (Global Connections Space)

No registration necessary!

If you have any questions about this event, contact RRC Polytech Career Services at careerservices@rrc.ca.


November is Career and Workforce Development Month in Manitoba. Career and workforce development benefits industry, communities, and individuals and helps ensure we are meeting the changing demands of the economy by building an available, diversified and skilled labour force. Career development assists individuals explore careers options, make informed decisions about their learning, training and career paths and to successfully manage life and work transitions. Career development assists individuals explore careers options, make informed decisions about their learning, training and career paths and to successfully manage life and work transitions.