The first 3 months
Last updated: January 28, 2022
Take training or attend events
By the end of your first 3 months, you should have completed the following tasks.
Take your oath of employment. Attend a virtual session or visit your local ServiceBC centre.
Take mandatory training:
- IM117: Information Management - Access, Information Security, Privacy and Records Management (IDIR restricted)
- Diversity & Inclusion Essentials (IDIR restricted)
- Fraud Awareness and Prevention (IDIR restricted)
Take a survey for new employees
Employees new to the BC Public Service and existing employees who have changed jobs within the BC Public Service receive the new job survey about 3 months after their start date.
This gives them time to get settled into their new job and work environment before completing the survey.
Frequently asked questions about the probation period
Can I take vacation days?
Probation is referenced in HR policy 01 – Hiring and deployment (PDF, 171KB). Nothing in the policy prevents employees from taking vacation during the probationary period. However, as with all vacation requests, your supervisor’s approval is required.
Time and Leave tracks probationary hours. Your supervisor may request a report. Please note MyHR is not able to provide you with the number of hours you have worked during the current pay period.
As a member of the Public Service Pension Plan, you're eligible for a lifetime monthly pension when you retire:
Work with a financial advisor to make plans for your retirement:
Ask questions or get more information: Onboarding.Support@gov.bc.ca