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Co-op Education


Work-Integrated Learning Day

March 24, 2021

Work-Integrated Learning Day, celebrated by CEWIL Canada, is on March 24 this year. Dr. Christine Watson, Vice President, Academic, speaks with Joel Waterman, general manager of Inn at the Forks, about supporting co-op students from RRC’s Hospitality and Tourism Management Program and the benefits they bring to the industry.

Financial incentives and wage subsidies for co-op employers

April 27, 2020

COVID-19 has affected us all in one form or another. As we navigate through these uncertain times together, Red River College continues to deliver programs virtually – ensuring students safely develop their education and skills critical to assist the workforce.

If you are seeking innovative, creative, technically skilled employees, look no further than one of RRC’s co-operative education programs. Co-op remains a component of many programs, and is a vital part of a student’s education experience. With flexible start dates and duration of work terms, and the ability to work remotely, a Red River College student can help your business grow even in the toughest of times.

Financial incentives and wage subsidies may be available to assist with hiring students, including these programs:

  • Canada Summer Jobs Program (funding up to 100% the provincial minimum wage)
  • Student Work Placement Program (up to $5,000 wage subsidy per placement)
  • Provincial Paid Work Tax credits (credit up to 15% of wages, to a maximum of $5,000 per student)
  • Manitoba Summer Student Recovery Plan (up to $7 per hour, to a maximum of $5,000 per student)

For specific program and co-op information, explore our website or contact a co-ordinator.