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Federal Job term employement/probation period

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[OP]
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Dec 29, 2012
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Toronto

Federal Job term employement/probation period

Do you still get benefits while on 12 month probation period?

What are the downsides of the probationary period besides being fired at any given time?
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Deal Addict
Jul 7, 2013
1178 posts
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North York
Geez 12 months?! I thought I had it rough with 6 months at a regional municipality job.

I don't think the average person has much to worry as long as you behave well. Just don't harass people and steal things (the easiest way to get fired in the government)
Deal Fanatic
Jul 4, 2004
5061 posts
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Ottawa
Yes, you still get full benefits, pensionable time, etc.

The only downside is as you state and there's probably nothing you can do about it (I don't think it's negotiable).
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Dec 29, 2012
124 posts
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Toronto
michelb wrote: Yes, you still get full benefits, pensionable time, etc.

The only downside is as you state and there's probably nothing you can do about it (I don't think it's negotiable).

Would the benefits start day 1?
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Aug 3, 2017
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hydewolf wrote: Would the benefits start day 1?
It depends what benefits you're talking about. Most benefits start day one, however I think there's a 60/90 day waiting period for dental care. I can't recall there being any waiting periods for any other benefits.
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Dec 27, 2009
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hydewolf wrote: Would the benefits start day 1?
Health and dental is a 3 month wait.

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