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Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET)

May 26, 2022

The Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) is a three-year temporary visitor visa but holders of the visa can apply for a work visa at the same time that will allow any Ukrainians to work in Canada during that time. While Ukrainians are in Canada they can benefit from Canadian benefits such as business opportunities and public school for children. and English Language Classes.

Ukrainians traveling on the CUAET visa are eligible for English Language classes and do not pay tuition. English Language classes are sponsored by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.   

Students require a language assessment completed by Winnipeg English Language Assessment and Referral Centre (WELARC). WELARC helps newcomers to Canada by providing them with a choice of organizations that can best help with improving language skills for work, education and life in Canada. Once the assessment is completed WELARC will make a referral to Red River College Polytechnic. When the college receives the referral students are contacted with information on classes.

Students can make an appointment for the language assessment with WELARC online or by phone at 204-943-5387.

For more information about Student Support Services at Language Training Centre at Red River College Polytechnic, contact one of our Student Integration Coordinators: JillianLauren or Christy.

For information from the Province of Manitoba, visit Manitoba for Ukraine.

Free Community Event: Doors Open Winnipeg

May 26, 2022

Every year, on the last weekend of May, Heritage Winnipeg presents Doors Open Winnipeg. This is a free public event that showcases Winnipeg’s architecture, history and culture. On Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th, the public will have the opportunity to visit many buildings and sites around the city and participate in a variety of tours.

Online registration is required for all guests! Visit the Doors Open Winnipeg website to register.

For more information, please visit Doors Open Winnipeg.

Employment Readiness Conference

May 19, 2022

Students are invited to attend the Employment Readiness Conference on May 25 and 26.  RRC Polytech’s Student Employment Services (SES), in collaboration with the Centre for International Education and Global Partnerships (CIEGP), Academic Success Centre (ASC), and the School of Indigenous Education (SIE), is hosting the 3rd virtual Employment Readiness Conference (ERC)!

ERC 2022 will feature industry speakers, alumni and employer panel discussions, and presentations from RRC Polytech staff, covering the topics of labour market trends, cultural themes, workplace expectations, and job search best practices.

For more information, click here.

Click here to register.

Red River College Polytechnic is committed to providing barrier-free access to information, services and facilities.  If you require accommodations for this event, please contact us at ses@rrc.ca

If you have any questions, please contact Student Employment Services at ses@rrc.ca.

Giveaway Weekend: May 14 and 15

May 12, 2022

If you walk or drive around town this Saturday and Sunday, you might notice that there are many items on the curb in front of people’s houses and apartments. That’s because this weekend is a Giveaway Weekend in Winnipeg. It’s a great time to get rid of some household items that you no longer use or to browse the curbs for some gently used finds.

Tips if you are giving away items:

  • Place unwanted household items at the curb on your front street.
  • Label each item with a FREE sticker or sign.
  • Store items out of sight that you do not want to give away.
  • Remove leftover items from the curb by dusk on Sunday.
  • Do not put out any items that may be infected with bedbugs.

Tips if you are looking for items:

  • Take only the items at the curb marked “FREE.”
  • Check all items closely to ensure they are safe and in good condition before you put them in your vehicle or bring them into your home.
  • Don’t walk or drive on private lawns or gardens.

For more information, please visit click here.

Coming up next week: Let’s meet up!

May 12, 2022

The LTC will be hosting a special IN-PERSON event at Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae on Tuesday, May 17th, from 11:00am-2:00pm.

The Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae LTC Meet-Up will provide an opportunity for Language Training Centre students and staff to connect with one another and learn about supports and services available to them at Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae and the Roblin Centre Campus.

  • Where: In the Agora of Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae, 319 Elgin Avenue
  • When: Drop-in anytime between 11:00am-2:00pm

Activities include:

  • Take a tour of The Roblin Centre and Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae
  • Get a free professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile
  • Spend time with therapy dogs
  • Visit information booths:
    • LTC Student Integration Coordinators
    • RRC Polytech Library Services 
    • RRC Polytech Student Accessibility Services
    • RRC Polytech Student Counselling Services
    • RRC Polytech Campus Well-being
    • School of Indigenous Education
    • RRC Polytech Recognition of Prior Learning
    • RRC Polytech Safety, Health and Security Services
    • and others!

Students will also be able to enter a draw to win some great prizes.


Everyone is welcome. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Free Concert- Manitoba Remembers: A COVID Elegy

April 21, 2022

An elegy is a poem, or a lament for that which has been lost.

Reflected through music, stories and images, the Manitoba Remembers event explores the impacts of the COVID pandemic on families, communities and ways of life across our province.

Through the healing power of music, the musicians commemorate and honour our shared experience of loss while also looking forward with hope.

  • Date: April 28th
  • Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Click here to book free tickets to the event.

Click here for more information.

Cooking for Wellness: A Virtual Cooking Class

April 13, 2022

Show yourself some love by cooking a delicious and balanced meal!

Learn how to make pork or chicken adobo while cooking alongside your instructor, Abby Legaspi! This workshop is part of the Thrive event series, hosted by the RRCSA and Healthy Minds Healthy College.

Details:

  • Date / Time: Thursday, April 21 (6:00pm – 8:00pm)
  • This is a free, online event. You will be sent a link after you register.

Bring Your Own Supplies

• pork or chicken (thigh, legs, ribs or wings suggested)
• vinegar
• soy sauce
• pepper
• garlic

Want to join, but don’t have the supplies?

Don’t worry! If you sign up below, and check ‘yes’ to needing supplies, you will automatically be signed you up for a supply kit. Supply kits are limited, and can only be picked up at the Notre Dame Campus due to ingredient refrigeration.

REGISTER HERE!

Are you interested in a career with the Winnipeg Police Service?

April 4, 2022

The Winnipeg Police Service is dedicated to working towards a Police Service that represents the community they serve.

The Diversity and Indigenous Partnerships Section will be hosting a 3-hour virtual workshop focused on Indigenous and Diverse community members interested in a career with the Winnipeg Police Service on April 16th, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm via zoom.

The event will include an overview of the organization and a presentation about the application and hiring process. 

Information will be provided on volunteer opportunities, civilian positions, cadets, and police officer opportunities within the Winnipeg Police Service.

If you are interested in attending, please send an email to WPS-communityrelations@winnipeg.ca before April 13th, 2022.

Please include the following information in the email:

  1. Name
  2. # people attending
  3. If you identify as Indigenous or Diverse

Find out more about career opportunities with the Winnipeg Police Service:
https://winnipeg.ca/police/policerecruiting/default.stm

Wellness and Healthy Minds Session

March 17, 2022

Did you know …

  • that investing in mental health and wellness helps students succeed?
  • that the College offers many services and initiatives that can help you manage stress, cope with anxiety and support your overall health?

Come join your student support team to learn about Mental Health and Wellness Supports at RRC Polytech!

Our special guests, Breanna Sawatzky from Campus Well-Being, and Karen Gowryluk from Student Counselling Services will host a Kahoot event to help you learn about these valuable services.

It will be FUN! And there will be some great prizes!

WHEN: Thursday, March 24, 2022 @ 12:00 pm

WHERE: Online via WebEx

Click here or use the link below to join the event on March 24 @ 12:00pm

https://redrivercollege.webex.com/redrivercollege/j.php?MTID=me6ba0b91745966aa617fcf026cec1848

If you are unable to attend this event but would like more information about mental health and wellness supports at RRC Polytech, please click here or contact your Student Integration Coordinators, Jillian Hoogland (jhoogland@rrc.ca) and Lauren Joyce (ljoyce@rrc.ca).

Online Presentation: Filing Your Taxes in Canada

March 2, 2022

Join a representative from Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) for presentation about filing taxes in Canada.
Topics will include:

  • What is a tax return?
  • Benefits and credits – What’s available and how to apply
  • Volunteer Income Tax Program

Other details:

  • International Students
    • Tuesday, March 22nd
      • 10:00am-11:30am
        • WebEx Link: Click here to join.
      • 12:00pm-1:30pm
        • WebEx Link: Click here to join.
  • Permanent Resident Students
    • Wednesday, March 23rd
      • 10:00am-11:30am
        • WebEx Link: Click here to join.
      • 12:00pm-1:30pm
        • WebEx Link: Click here to join.
    • Thursday,March 24th
      • 6:15pm-7:45pm
        • WebEx Link: Click here to join.