Program Selection

Before applying, ensure you have thoroughly reviewed the program details and admission requirements. For a list of programs offered to international students including the next available start dates, visit Academic Programs, Dates and Fees. Select your program of interest for program details.

Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements (subject to change)

The majority of programs require that you have the equivalent of Canadian Grade 12.

All transcripts and other supporting documents must be in English or French, or have English translations attached.

Some programs will require additional documentation once it is determined that the academic requirements have been met. For example: portfolios for the Graphic Design program, reference letters for the Early Childhood Education program, or entrance testing for the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer program. 

English Language Proficiency Requirements (subject to change)

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. See specific program admission requirements for details.

Where there is uncertainty regarding academic or language readiness, additional College admissions assessments may be required and assessment fees may apply.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted continuously and are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you apply at least six (6) months prior to the start of your program of choice.

Please review the visa application processing times on the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website prior to submitting your application.

How to Apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply is online! You will require a credit card for the $120 application fee payment and will be asked for your educational history. 

Step 1: Create an Online Account

To create an RRC online account, visit the application website.

Step 2: Apply

Complete the online International Application and pay the $120 application fee.

Step 3: Submit Admission Requirements

Upload all required documents to the Supplemental Items page of your online application within 30 days of applying. Earlier submission may result in a quicker assessment of your application.

Official documents must be submitted for verification prior to the start of your program, or earlier.

Upload Document Requirements

  • All academic documentation submitted must be official. An OFFICIAL academic document is a document issued directly by your educational institution. Certified, notarized and attested documents are not acceptable
  • All other required documentation (example: passport, immigration documents, name change documents, etc.) submitted must also be official. Certified, notarized and attested documents are not acceptable
  • We require high quality images of your OFFICIAL documents in order to review your credentials. Documents that are of non-acceptable quality, non-legible or certified documents will result in your application review being delayed or cancelled
  • Scan both the front and back of the document(s) as the explanation of the grading scale or additional information may be on the back of certain documents
  • All supporting documentation must be in English or French, or have English translations attached
  • Documents must be in PDF formatonlyand may not exceed 5 MB. You are able to upload multiple items for each requirement
  • Name each PDF document with your full name, student number and type of document. Example:
    • Mary Chan #0333333 – High School Name
    • John Smith #0333332 – IELTS
    • Harpreet Kaur #0333331 – Passport
  1. Confirmation of Completion of Admission Requirement Courses

We require verification of your complete academic history including any college, university, or technical institutes you have attended.

High School Academic Documents – Upload your official high school/secondary transcript/mark sheet and graduation certificate. They must be official documents printed on school letterhead and signed by a school official

Post-Secondary Academic Documents – If you have attended a post-secondary institution including college, university, or a technical institute, you must upload your official post-secondary transcript(s)/mark sheet(s) and graduation certificate(s), even if the program you are applying to does not require post-secondary courses as an admission requirement. 

  1. English Language Requirement, if applicable 

An English language assessment (CanTEST, IELTS Academic or TOEFL IBT) must have been completed within the last two years of your date of application. Upload your official English language assessment results.

To view a list of English Language Requirement exempt countries click here.

  1. Passport Identification Page

Applicants must hold a valid passport. Upload your passport identification/bio-data/picture and address pages

  1. Immigration Document(s), if available at time of application

Upload your Study Permit, Study Permit approval letter, Work Permit, Co-op Work Permit or Visitor Visa document(s)

  1. Name Change Document, if applicable

If the name listed on your academic documents do not match your current name, you will be required to upload your proof of name change. Acceptable documents would be a Certificate of Marriage, Affidavit of Name of Change, Birth Certificate, etc.

  1. Proof of Completion of Various Other Program Admission Requirements, if applicable

Many programs require completion of other admission requirements. Examples include: Personal Resume, Volunteer Hours or Portfolio. Some requirements can be uploaded to your application and others will be requested at a later date.

The quickest method to submit your documents is to upload them to your online application. However, if you are unable to do so, you can post/courier your document to:

Red River College
International Education Office
D210 – 2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H 0J9

What Happens Next

  1. Offer Letter: Your application will be assessed to determine if you meet the Program’s admission requirements. If you meet the requirements, and space is available, an Offer Letter will be issued and a $1,100 Canadian deposit is due within 14 days
  2. Acceptance Letter: A Letter of Acceptance will be issued when your $1,100 deposit is received
  3. Study Permit: Use your Letter of Acceptance to apply for your Study Permit. For visa application procedures, go to the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s website
  4. Tuition Payment: A minimum $6,500 tuition payment is due 60 days prior to the start of your program. Learn more about how to make deposits and tuition payments.
  5. Study Permit Approval: Notification of your Study Permit approval is due 30 days prior to the start of your Program

Failure to submit required documentation and payments within the required timelines will result in the cancellation of your application with no refund of the non-refundable/non-transferable application fee.

Change of Status

Students changing their status to Permanent Residents may be eligible to have their tuition adjusted for any future terms of study remaining in their program. Students are required to submit their immigration document or Permanent Resident card to initiate this adjustment and change of status.

Students who have been approved as provincial nominees are required to pay international student fees until receiving official Permanent Resident status from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

Contact Information

International Education Office
D210-2055 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3H 0J9

Telephone: 1-204-632-2143
Fax: 1-204-632-5269