Retrain Manitoba Grant Program

Up to $2,500 Per Employee, $75,000 Per Company is Available

NOTE: All funding for Retrain Manitoba has been exhausted. Sign up to be notified about upcoming training grants for organizations or contact us to discuss your training needs.
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Red River College Polytechnic has partnered with Economic Development Winnipeg and the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce to support the new Retrain Manitoba initiative.

The initiative originated from $12.5 million provided by the Province of Manitoba for training and professional development and provides eligible Manitoba businesses with a skills development grant program of up to $2,500 per employee (maximum of $75,000 per company) for retraining and upskilling to adapt to the changing needs of businesses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

NOTE: The grant program is retroactive and valid for course start dates from April 1, 2021 through August 31, 2022.

Looking for an institution that excels at workforce training? Trust RRC Polytech – Manitoba’s only polytechnic.

Your Trusted Customized Training Partner

On the job trainingRRC Polytech provides leading-edge training customized to meet your needs. In addition, hundreds of courses are available right now to upskill and reskill your workforce, including new workers.

Our unique advantage as a trusted training provider in Manitoba is that we work with you to clearly define your training requirements and customize solutions to fit your specific needs. We also provide instructors that have both academic and industry credentials, supplying your staff with immediately applicable, industry-specific skills.

Our process involves four phases for completion:

  • Assessment – we will work with you to clearly define your specific training requirements
  • Design – we have instructional designers and subject-matter experts design your customized training solutions
  • Delivery – our subject-matter expert will deliver your training online, at your facility, in one of our mobile training labs, or at one of our campuses (when permitted)
  • Evaluation – we frequently ask for feedback from you and your employees both during and after the training so that we can make adjustments to ensure subsequent deliveries of your training build on the quality of the initial training

Featured Training: Micro-Credentials

Micro-credentials are shareable endorsements of knowledge, skills or competencies gained through the completion of a course or module or demonstration of understanding.

They are also known as digital badges, micro-certifications or mini-degrees, and allow employers to see immediate qualifications for the specific skills that they are seeking.

Due to their flexibility, they provide quick training that meets the needs of employers.

Learn more about our micro-credentials >

Discover how we helped SkipTheDishes train a rapidly growing workforce >

NOTE: Interested in seeing the wide range of programs and courses offered by RRC Polytech? Browse our online catalogue >


Location of Red River College Polytechnic campuses offering custom and contract training
Custom and contract training is available to you from Winnipeg, Interlake and Peguis – Fisher River, Portage la Prairie, Steinbach, Winkler and all of Manitoba through our off-site, on-site and online training.

Next Steps

NOTE: All funding for Retrain Manitoba has been exhausted. Sign up to be notified about upcoming training grants for organizations or contact us to discuss your training needs.
NOTE: If you are an employee looking to take your career to the next level, share this page with your manager or workplace representative.

1. Review the Eligibility Criteria

Review the eligibility criteria and frequently asked questions (opens as a PDF).

2. Learn More and Submit the Application

If you meet the eligibility criteria, visit the Retrain Manitoba website to learn more about the grant program and submit the application as soon as possible in order to receive up to $2,500 of government funding for each employee (maximum of $75,000 per company).

NOTE: The application deadline is March 31, 2022 or until the program has been fully expended. Applications are processed on a first-come first-served basis.

3. Watch the Webinar

Check out the RRC Polytech Retrain Manitoba webinar that took place on November 23, 2021, featuring Wynne Au, Workforce Skills Development Program Manager for Economic Development Winnipeg’s YES! Winnipeg team, and the RRC Polytech Corporate Solutions team. Topics included an overview of the Retrain Manitoba grant program and how RRC Polytech can help you meet your organization training goals.

4. Contact RRC Polytech

Contact us to discuss your immediate and long-term training needs by calling 204.632.3776 or completing the form below.

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