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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

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

Jobs Canada Job Fair

March 22, 2023

Winnipeg is Hiring!

Interested in connecting face-to-face with companies in healthcare, transportation, skilled trades, government, and more?

Check out the Canada Jobs Job Fair!

  • Where: RBC Convention Centre (375 York Ave)
  • When: March 22 & 23 from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The job fair is free and open to anyone looking for work.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact

Stephen Klatt earns the Co-operative Education Manitoba (CEM) Student of the Year for 2022: from helping people through an injury to helping people get connected and improving their quality of life

March 22, 2023

Students changing their career with the support of Red River College Polytechnic (RRC Polytech) isn’t unfamiliar – in fact, many students arrive at RRC Polytech to upgrade existing skills or develop new skills to reach their personal and professional goals.

Stephen Klatt was one of these students. He was a practicing physiotherapist for over five years when he was forced to close his practice for a few months due to the pandemic and wasn’t sure what was next.  

Stephen Klatt sitting at his desk at home. He has a laptop, calculator, a circuit board and a textbook in front of him.
Photo credit: Nathan Lagunera

“The fear and anxiety that everyone had surrounding COVID made many of my clients not want to return to in-person treatments, and it was really difficult to get things going again. So, I took the two months off to explore personal interests, including upgrading my computer and building a professional website for myself and had a lot of fun on these projects and I thought ‘Hey, I’m interested in something more technical and hands-on’ – that’s what brought me to the College,” says Stephen, currently in his second year of Electronic Engineering Technology.

“The one thing about healthcare that I really enjoyed is feeling like I helped someone at the end of the day, and I was wondering if I was going to be able to do that moving into a technical career that is not working with the public directly,” said Stephen.

Last summer Stephen was selected as a paid summer co-operative (co-op) student with Manitoba Hydro Working as a Fiber Optic Route Design Assistant where he was a part of the rural broadband expansion. He worked with a team to expand Internet access to small towns and First Nation Communities around the province.

“I realized that the work I’m doing is still making a difference. I’m not helping people through an injury, but I’m helping people get connected and improving their quality of life,” said Stephen.

Stephen felt confident applying for a co-op position after his first year because of the supports provided by Work-Integrated Learning and Career Services, especially by Electrical Engineering Technology Work Integrated Learning Coordinator Hojat Norouzi, who he said encouraged him to apply for co-op placements that he was interested in, but never thought he would get.

“I didn’t think I had many relevant skills, but going to the Career Services helped me put together a functional and skilled-based resume – which doesn’t focus as much on your previous experience, as it does the skills that you have. Because I had no experience in the electronics industry, it was all physiotherapy related, I was able to talk more about my soft skills, abilities, and relevant skills, rather than my industry specific knowledge,” said Stephen.

Work-Integrated Learning and Career Services provides students and recent graduates with everything from accessing labour market information, to developing cover letters and resumes, and preparing for interviews. They also offer group and one-on-one meetings to develop effective and transferable skills statements and opportunities to connect and engage with employers recruiting students recruiting students for work-integrated learning and career opportunities. Work Integrated Learning coordinators mentor and guide students through the entire process from setting learning goals for the workplace to final reflections of how skills have improved and developed further during the work term. 

“Career Services really helped me build my confidence in applying for jobs that I thought were out of my league, and then actually landing them which was great,” added Stephen.

Stephen’s determination paid off, as he was recently named the Co-operative Education Manitoba (CEM) Student of the Year for 2022 and has the opportunity to represent RRC Polytech for the national Co-operative Education Work Integrated Learning Student of the Year Award.

“[My] co-op experience has helped me gain confidence in myself as I change careers. Working at Manitoba Hydro taught me that my previous work experience as a physiotherapist is actually quite valuable. The co-op program has been instrumental in preparing me for my second year, and for my future as an Electronic Engineer Technologist,” said Stephen.

Stephen will be heading back to Manitoba Hydro for a second co-op placement this summer before finishing his last year at RRC Polytech.

“Last year I worked with the fiber route planning and design team, and now I’ll be working with network operations. One team lays down the fiber optic cable, the other team implements the Internet network on that cable. So, now I get to experience the technical aspects of network administration,” added Stephen. “I’m really excited to get back to that work environment, they’re always very supportive and take the time to educate me – it made me want to go back there.”

Stephen’s future is bound to be a busy one, with a four-year-old daughter and a son born less than a week ago, he’s thinking about what’s next.

“I was concerned getting into this field that I wouldn’t have as many opportunities as university graduates, but working at TACAM has made me see everyone is there. Some project managers are university trained engineers, but a lot of my co-workers are technologists from RRC Polytech. It’s really inspiring to see them doing research and design with a diploma and some are straight out of the program,” said Stephen, who’s currently employed with Technology Access Centre for Aerospace & Manufacturing (TACAM) part-time until April.

Feeling confident about his career prospects, Stephen noted how important work integrated learning is and the importance placed on co-ops and the reason he’s glad he chose to study at RRC Polytech after having to pivot his career path.

“I was excited to jump in to RRC Polytech, as I knew their career-oriented approach would help me achieve my goals, while also supporting my family,” said Stephen.

Career Launcher Apprenticeships Program

March 15, 2023

Employers can receive up to $10,000 to hire a new first-year apprentice

CICan’s Career Launcher Apprenticeships Program provides financial incentives to small and medium-sized employers in construction and manufacturing to help them hire first-year apprentices.

  • Funding is available to hire a maximum of two new apprentices per fiscal year.
  • Eligible employers can receive $5,000 for hiring a new first-year apprentice who is not part of an equity-deserving group.
  • Eligible employers can receive $10,000 for hiring a new first-year apprentice who voluntarily self-identifies as part of an eligible equity-deserving group. Eligible equity-deserving groups for the purposes of this program are women, Indigenous people, newcomers to Canada (< 10 years), persons with disabilities, visible minorities (i.e., racialized communities); and 2SLGBTQ+ people.
  • Employers can allocate the funding for any purpose that supports the apprenticeship, including salaries for the apprentice or mentoring journeyperson, training costs, tools, equipment and PPE, hiring bonuses, and other purposes that offset the costs of the position.

Employers who are interested in hiring first-year apprentices through the Career Launcher Apprenticeship program can submit an application here: Career Launcher Apprenticeships Program

If you have any questions about the program or application form, please contact or call (343) 451-6595. 

If you have any questions about RRC Polytech students and programs, please contact

Employer on-Campus: Richardson International, March 9

March 6, 2023

Careers with Richardson International

Richardson International invites students from the following program areas for come-and-go career chats and an information session:

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Manufacturing CAD
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic
  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Construction
  • Trades

Join us to learn more about the opportunities with Richardson International, including a full-time opportunity for graduates in Richardson’s Operations Development Program!

Event details


Thursday, March 9, 2023
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Bldg Z Cafeteria
Notre Dame Campus

No registration required


Thursday, March 9, 2023
12 pm – 1 pm
White Lecture Theatre
Notre Dame Campus

Register on Career Bridge by following the instructions below:

If you have any questions, or accommodation requests, please contact Career Services at

BMO Capital Markets: Canada Diversity Scholarships – Summer 2024

March 2, 2023

BMO Capital Markets has officially launched their Diversity Scholarship with summer internships opportunities.

BMO is committed to providing undergraduate students with opportunities to learn, grow and contribute to their diverse and inclusive culture. This scholarship rewards exceptional undergraduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in banking and financial services.

Eligibility Criteria: Individuals who self-identify as members of the following: 

  • Women 
  • Black community 
  • Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) persons of Canada  
  • People of Colour  
  • 2SLGBTQ+ community
  • Persons with disabilities

Details of Scholarship:

  • 10 scholarships available (CAD $10,000/each)
  • Includes Summer 2024 internship opportunity (15-week paid employment as a Summer Analyst intern at BMO Capital Markets in Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, or Vancouver, beginning in May 2024)
  • Open to all programs including STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)
  • Interviews start in February
  • Scholarship recipients announced in April

Application deadline: March 20, 2022

To learn more about the BMO Diversity Scholarship, view internship opportunities, or apply, visit BMO Capital Markets: Canada Diversity Scholarships – Summer 2024

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact

Networking and Information Session: RBC, March 8

March 1, 2023

Dreaming of a career where you’ll make an impact?

RBC invites you to an engaging and interactive evening on March 8th with leaders from across
the bank. Spend time with members of the RBC Recruitment team to learn about impactful
resumes and interview performance. Join this session and find out more about diverse roles and job opportunities with RBC.

When: Wednesday, March 8, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: RBC Royal Bank, 1395 Ellice Avenue

To Register:

  1. Log in to your RRC Polytech HUB account and click the Career Bridge icon
  2. Select Events & Workshops > List View to see upcoming events
  3. View the event you’d like to register for and click the blue Register for this event button

Note: space is limited to 30 students.  Please register early and commit to attending this event.

If you have any questions, please contact

You’re Invited: Tech Thursdays

March 1, 2023

You’re Invited to Tech Thursdays with TechMB, StartUp TNT, NorthForge, YES! Winnipeg, and TechWPG.

Each week, this series showcases work being done by tech companies right here in Winnipeg.

Here is the lineup of speakers for the month of March:

  • March 2: Brayden Kehler, Ethan Toewes, Bud Broesky & Jaden Martens, Co-Founders of 2Common
  • March 9: Rossel Sabourin, CEO at VidDay
  • March 16: Elizabeth Corbett (Neo Financial), Daniela Cerqueira Alves (SkipTheDishes), Jessica Hildebrand (Ubisoft), Heidi Deras (Bold Commerce) – Panel Discussion: Women in Winnipeg Tech
  • March 23: Real Estate Starups in Winnipeg – Panel Discussion
  • March 30: Building an Empowered Tech and Startup Community – Panel Discussion
  • April 6: How Can AI Impact Your Business – Panel Discussion

If you’re interested in attending, please register on Eventbrite.

Events take place at King’s Head Pub (120 King Street), starting at 4:30 pm.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact

City of Winnipeg Hiring Hundreds of Seasonal Positions for Summer 2023

March 1, 2023

If you’re looking for summer work then you’ll want to consider applying for a seasonal position with the City of Winnipeg.

The city has a variety of jobs available and each one is a great opportunity to gain valuable experience working. Positions include:

  • By-law Support Worker – Indigenous (#122867)
  • Summer Student Labourer (#122872)
  • Office Support (#122873)
  • 311 Customer Service Representative (#122876)
  • Wading Pool Attendants (#122929)
  • Recreation Technicians (#122930)
  • Student Labourer (#122968)
  • Gardener (#123004)
  • Seasonal Meter Reader (#123018)

Additional jobs may be available or become available in the future, so students are encouraged to check the City of Winnipeg Careers Page regularly.

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please contact

Manitoba Hydro – Protection & Telecontrol Recruitment – Apply Now!

March 1, 2023

Manitoba Hydro is currently recruiting for their Engineering Technologists Programs:

  • Relay Protection & Control
  • Telecommunications & Control

These two-year fully paid apprenticeship programs include formal classes and on-the-job training. During your paid training, you will be rotated to different work locations.

To apply, you must register and create your 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.

The deadline for applications is March 21, 2023.

Visit for more information on the qualifications of the programs and the job posting.

If you have any questions, please contact Career Services at

Young Canada Works

February 27, 2023

Are you between the ages of 16-30?

Do you like museums, heritage sites, archives or theatre?

Does working for the heritage, arts, and cultural sector interest you?

Apply to Young Canada Works!

Young Canada Works (YCW) is a Government of Canada-funded program for youth, aged 16-30, interested in gaining work experience in museums, heritage sites, archives, libraries or arts and cultural organizations.

There are two programs available:

Young Canada Works offers program participants:

  • Quality paid work experience
  • Valuable Skills Development
  • Networking opportunities
  • Flexibility and support for youth facing barriers

YCW is committed to strengthening diversity and inclusion in youth employment. Youth belonging to equity-deserving groups are highly encouraged to apply.

There is no application deadline, but it is recommended that applicants create an account and submit their candidacy before the summer.

If you have any questions, please contact Career Services at