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Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.


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  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

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Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 15 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

However, if you apply within 6 weeks of the program start date, admission requirements are due within 5 days of applying.

Not all Red Seal and designated trades are considered teachable technical vocational subject areas in Manitoba provincial secondary schools. A listing of Red Seal and designated trades can be found on the Apprenticeship Manitoba website.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Grade 12
    • Submit proof of graduation from or enrolment in Grade 12
    • If you provide proof of enrolment at time of application, your official final grades indicating successful completion must be submitted by July 15 for fall enrolment or by the deadline specified in your admission letter
    • If you do not meet this admission requirement, contact RRC's Teacher Education department to discuss a plan for meeting the regular admission requirements before applying to this program
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See English Language Requirements (ELRs) for more information.
  2. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Answer this question to determine if you meet this program’s ELRs:
      Have I successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If YES, you meet English language requirements.  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
      • If NO, submit proof of meeting an ELRs option.  If you choose the English language assessment option, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but you did not graduate high school, submit your transcripts* for review. 
    • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.
    • Training and Work Experience
      • Submit proof of training and work experience:
        • Red Seal Trades
          -  A certificate of qualification (journeyperson’s certificate or equivalent to a Manitoba trade specific credential as determined by Apprenticeship Manitoba)
          - Two years of approved trade experience from the documented date of receiving the approved trade credential
          - The Red Seal endorsement is required for a Permanent Special Vocational Certificate issued by Manitoba Education Professional Certification Branch upon graduation from this program.
        • Designated Trades
          - A certificate of qualification (journeyperson’s certificate or equivalent to a Manitoba trade specific credential as determined by Apprenticeship Manitoba)
          - Two years of approved trade experience from  the documented date of receiving the approved trade credential
        • Non-designated Trades
          - At least one year of formal training (can be included in the six years of work experience)
          - At least six years of approved work experience including two years under the supervision of a person who holds an approved credential or has approved training in the trade
      • In Manitoba:
        • Construction Electricians and Industrial Electricians must also hold a Journeyperson Electrician License issued by the Mechanical and Engineering Branch of Manitoba Labour and Immigration. This license must be renewed every four years
        • Early Childhood Educators must hold an ECE III designation
        • For more information regarding requirements set out by Apprenticeship Manitoba, visit their website
      • Post-secondary transcripts must have been issued within 6 months prior to your application date, and submitted in a sealed envelope directly from the post-secondary institution.
    • Letters of Reference
      • Submit a minimum of two letters of reference that confirm recent work experience in your area of specialty (trade) obtained after the completion of qualification* (journeyperson's certificate or equivalent to a Manitoba trade specific credential as determined by Apprenticeship Manitoba), or formal training (non-designated trades)
    • Personal Resume
      • Submit a personal resume
    • Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
    • Candidate Information and Verification Meeting
      • The candidate meeting is an important part of the admission process, as it allows both the applicant and representatives of Teacher Education to discuss:
        • Submitted documentation
        • Credit for acceptable education
        • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) opportunities
        • Manitoba Education’s professional certification requirements
        • Details of the program, including expectations of both in-class and mentorship experiences
        • The applicant's interests and strengths relative to this teachable subject area
      • Applicants should allow one hour for the conversation
      • Meetings are arranged by the Teacher Education office once all admissions documentation is received by Enrolment Services
      • This item is not due within 30 days of applying and will be requested by the College at a later date

    Program Progression Requirements
    Program progression requirements are not due within 30 days of applying and should be submitted after you start classes.

    • Criminal Record and Adult and Child Abuse Checks
      • This program requires students to submit current original/official versions of one or more of the following checks:
        • Criminal Record Check (CRC)
        • Provincial Child Abuse Registry Check (CAR)
        • Adult Abuse Registry Check (AAR)
      • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program
      • If you are listed on an Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program
      • For details on this program's requirements, when to obtain and submit the documents, review the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
      • These documents have expiration dates and should not be obtained prior to timeline indicated on the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents form
      • For general information on why RRC requires these checks and for links to check providers such as the Winnipeg Police, visit our Criminal Record Checks webpage
      • Submit your check documents to the RRC program contact listed on the Contact Information section of your program
    Academic Advising Service
    Our academic advising service can provide information about our full-time programs, explain program admission requirements, and help you select the right program to meet your career and academic goals. We can also connect you with helpful people, resources, and supports.
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