Probationary Periods: How Long Is Too Long?

Just a quick read on probation periods for each province.  Most think it is always 3 months, but sometimes a day can make a difference….

In each Canadian jurisdiction, there are rules under employment standards legislation regarding the period of employment during which a non-unionized employee can be dismissed without cause and without notice or pay in lieu of notice. If the probationary period in an employment agreement allows for termination of employment on this basis, then the probationary period should be limited to the following statutory periods: