English Language Proficiency Requirements

English is the language of instruction at the College. Applicants to the College are responsible for a level of English proficiency that is sufficient to participate in all aspects of College study, including lectures, practicum placements, reading, writing and discussion.

The College reserves the right to assess English Language Skills, reading ability, and core subject preparation to determine admission eligibility.

If you have not successfully completed the equivalent of three years of full-time secondary (high school) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction, you will be required to submit proof of meeting an English language requirements option within 30 days of applying.

RRC International Credential Assessment

After meeting the College’s English language proficiency requirements you will receive a written request to submit your international credentials for assessment. In addition to the RRC program application fee, there is an International Foreign Credential Assessment fee. Find out more about fees at Red River College.

A complete academic history is required for applicants to RRC programs. The RRC International Credential Assessment requires submission of original transcripts for both your secondary (high school) and post-secondary (college or university) education. You are also encouraged to submit graduation parchments (certificates, diplomas, degrees) or other documentation of your previous education.

NOTE: RRC’s International Credential Assessment is for RRC program admission only. All documents to support your application must be in English or French, or certified English translations must be attached. Photocopies or notarized copies are not accepted.

Processing time for your RRC International Credential Assessment is significantly reduced and the fee is waived when you submit a completed academic credential assessment from one of the approved assessment services listed on the Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials (CICIC) webpage. The academic credential assessment must be a detailed, course-by-course assessment in order for the fee to be waived. Please also note that you must still submit your official transcripts in addition, unless the credential assessment includes verified photocopies of your transcripts.

Your international credential assessment will be completed as soon as possible; however it may take up to three months to complete. Your application could be deferred to a future start date if you apply and submit supporting documentation within three months of the advertised program start date.

IMPORTANT: In order to reduce the number of people on campus and help protect students, faculty and staff, College campuses are currently closed to students and the public. These decisions are in concert with Public Health advice and is a proactive measure in what is an emerging and changing situation. RRC is continuing to modify our policies and directives in response to the COVID-19 guidelines announced by the Province of Manitoba, in order to ensure that we taking the necessary steps to ensure for the health and safety of our applicants and everyone at the College.

We understand you may be concerned about submission of your transcripts during this time. To assist you, we have implemented the following temporary change:

You may now upload applicable supplement items, including transcripts, through your online application account. You may be required to provide the original document/transcript at a later date, so be sure to keep it handy. Please provide transcripts for all studies completed outside of Canada.

At this time, the following payment options are available:

To pay with a major credit card, please call the Student Service Centre:

Phone: 204-632-2327 (Monday to Friday 8:00am – 3:45pm)
Toll-free: 1-800-903-7707 (Monday to Friday 8:00am – 3:45pm)

You can also mail in a cheque or money order to the following address (please note what the payment is for):

Student Service Centre, Red River College
D101, Building D – 2055 Notre Dame Ave.
Winnipeg, MB, R3H 0J9

New payment option: 

Interac e-transfer

Transfer funds via email to register@rrc.ca. If you choose this option, you must include the specific RRC program the payment is in relation to, the full name of the student or applicant, their date of birth (mm/dd/yy) and payment type (e.g. application fee payment or tuition payment) in the email message field prior to sending.