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Working at Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic’s staff and faculty are the life-blood of our organization. Our dedicated employees provide countless hours of effort each year to support lifelong learning opportunities for our students and the communities we serve.

Red Deer Polytechnic offers a variety of benefits that support our employees, including:

Learn about our hiring process. View Red Deer Polytechnic's current employment opportunities and apply now to join Red Deer Polytechnic’s team of dedicated professionals. Faculty members can also review our faculty profile.

Read collective agreements for Red Deer Polytechnic's constituency groups: AUPE, CUPE and FARDC. 


Red Deer Polytechnic provides a comprehensive benefits package for our employees. Depending on the bargaining unit affiliation or terms and conditions of employment, employee benefits include:

Extended Health and Dental Care

Red Deer Polytechnic offers a competitive extended health and dental package with no waiting period for eligible employees. This package includes: vision, prescription, paramedical and emergency medical travel insurance.

Health Spending Account

This account complements your extended health and dental plan by assisting to meet your unique health care needs with greater choice and flexibility, and by helping you pay for a wide range of health-related costs not covered by your plan.

Pension Plan

Eligible employees participate in the Local Authorities Pension Plan, which includes both employee and employer contributions. The good news is, if you’ve already participated in other public pension plans, transferability agreements may exist.

Professional Development

Funding is available for eligible employees to engage in professional development opportunities that encourage lifelong learning and allow them to grow professionally and personally. Opportunities include participating in webinars and seminars, as well as pursuing advanced education and attending conferences. Red Deer Polytechnic also hosts a variety of dynamic speakers and professional development activities at our campuses.

Eligibility and funding for professional development vary depending on bargaining unit affiliation and the terms and conditions of employment. Specifically, you can view Faculty PD details.

Lifestyle Balance

Red Deer Polytechnic offers generous vacation entitlement for permanent employees. Red Deer Polytechnic is also closed between Christmas and New Year’s Day, providing time off for employees to recharge and enjoy time with family and friends.

Red Deer Polytechnic also organizes many wellness activities and events to maintain and improve the happiness and quality of life for our employees.

Tuition Waiver Courses for Staff, Faculty and their Families

Eligible employees and members of their family can pursue learning opportunities and not pay tuition for one three-credit Red Deer Polytechnic course per term.

Employee Recognition

Red Deer Polytechnic’s greatest asset is the people who work here, including our dedicated faculty who inspire and challenge our students every day and our tireless staff who ensure every aspect of our services and operations run smoothly. 

Red Deer Polytechnic values the efforts and contributions of our staff and faculty. To recognize the individual efforts that contribute to the success of Red Deer Polytechnic’s programs and services that support our learners, Red Deer Polytechnic has an Employee Recognition Program which consists of multiple parts:  Service Milestone Awards, Awards of Excellence, Leadership Award, and Departing Colleague Recognition.   

Awards of Excellence

This Award is given annually to up to three employees for their extraordinary contributions to the success of Red Deer Polytechnic.  To be nominated by a colleague, a person must make contributions that are outside of their specific job expectations. The contributions must also exemplify Red Deer Polytechnic's values, and leave a lasting legacy in Red Deer Polytechnic, in the community, or in the employee's field-of-expertise. Recipients of the award will receive a cash award of $1,000. 

Additional Updates to the Awards of Excellence to be announced soon! 

Service Milestone Recognition

Red Deer Polytechnic celebrates Service Milestone Awards, where we recognize (in five-year increments) employees who are working at Red Deer Polytechnic. We’re proud to share that we have some faculty and staff who have worked at Red Deer Polytechnic for 45 years or more, vastly contributing to the success of Red Deer Polytechnic and our students. 

Leadership Award

Coming Soon!


Successful candidates will be offered appropriate training and onboarding to help ensure their success as an instructor or staff member at Red Deer Polytechnic. 

Contact Us

Red Deer Polytechnic Inquiries

Mon-Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Main Phone: 403.342.3400
Toll-free: 1.888.732.4630 (in Canada only)
Email: inquire [at] rdpolytech [dot] ca

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