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How Long Probationary Employment Can Last – Know The Laws Of Your Province

3 months is the standard rule but requirements vary by jurisdiction.
Employees must be employed a minimum amount of time to be entitled to termination notice under employment standards laws. Result: You can fire probationary employees without termination notice, as long as their employment is below the threshold for notice. While 3 months is the most common rule, the minimum time of employment required for termination notice varies by jurisdiction. Here are the requirements in each part of Canada.
Note: Technically, employment can still be probationary after the minimum period, but you’ll need to provide the required employment standard notice when the arrangement ends, regardless of whether you consider the employment probationary or permanent.
Maximum Duration of Probationary Employment in Each Part of Canada

Jurisdiction
Statute
Maximum Probationary Period

Federal
Canada Labour Code, Sec. 230(1)
One day less than 3 consecutive months of continuous employment
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