Congratulations on getting accepted to Red River College! There are a number of things you should do to ensure a smooth transition to RRC and Manitoba.
Step 1: Learn important information about Red River College
Step 2: Learn about being an international student at RRC
Step 3: Make your accommodation arrangements prior to entering Canada
Accommodation arrangements are your responsibility and should be made directly with a service provider. Please see your Winnipeg Accommodation Guide for information on housing options.
Step 4: Book your flight in advance
Many overseas flights fill quickly for August and December departures. Please ensure that you arrive at least one month prior to your program start date. This will facilitate a smoother transition into a new environment and allow sufficient time for LINKS seminar, and orientation.
Step 5: Airport pickups
Airport pick up is provided by the College, once you purchase your airfare. If you require this service, fill the request and email firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 6: Tuition payments
Additional tuition payments can be made in advance to the College for visa approval purposes, or before you depart for Canada. Please review the accepted payment methods.
Step 7: Book your appointment for a “Connect with Us” session with the International Education Office.
If you have not already done so, you are required to submit all original academic documents, a copy of study permit and co-op work permit and update your personal contact information.
Step 8: Register for The LINKS seminar for international students
The LINKS seminar is a mandatory orientation session for academic program students. Please complete the assignments emailed to you.
Step 9: Review your First Day Information Sheet
Once you have confirmed that your study permit has been approved and you will be attending the program, your First Day of Information Sheet will be emailed to you.
Step 10: Set up your RRC HUB (WebAdvisor) account
Step 11: Complete the online “International Student Experience” Survey
This survey will help us better understand the needs and experiences of international students upon their arrival to RRC. We will use this information to better support you as you transition to life at Red River College. In addition, this information will assist us in helping future international students as they settle in Manitoba.
Step 1: Pay remaining program fees
Program fees are assessed by term and due on the first day of each term. Payments can be made in person at the Student Service Centres or by credit card through your WebAdvisor account. Your registration statement will be available on your WebAdvisor account approximately 2-4 weeks prior to the start of the program.
Step 2: Get your student photo ID card
Go to the Student Services Centre at the Notre Dame Campus (Room D101) or Roblin Centre – Exchange District Campus (Room P104). Your student number and photo identification (passport) is required.
Step 3: Apply for Manitoba Health coverage
Find out more about health plans to learn if you are covered and how to apply.
Step 4: Review the Students’ Association Health Benefits Information
These benefits cover extended health and dental which are not covered by Manitoba Health and administered through the RRC Students’ Association.
Step 5: Purchase required books
Booklists are available online two weeks prior the start of classes.
Step 6: Read the RRC Student Handbook
The RRC Student Handbook provides you with information that is useful during your time studying at Red River College.
Step 7: Review other services
Locker rentals may be purchased from the Print and Graphic Centre at the Notre Dame Campus, Exchange District Campus or online.
Bus passes may be purchased at the Ox at the Notre Dame Campus or the Mercantile at the Exchange District Campus. You must have a student photo ID to purchase a discounted student bus pass.
Take a look at the College Maps to help you to learn about the campuses.