The first 3 months

Last updated: October 21, 2021


Take training or attend events

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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:


Take a survey for new employees

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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.


What to expect during probation

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When you first start, you'll work a probation period of 913 hours (about 6 months). This gives you time to adjust to the new job and demonstrate your ability to perform the work.

Your supervisor will monitor your progress during this time. At the end of 3 months, they'll schedule a check-in meeting to see how things are going and discuss goals or objectives for the rest of your probation.

Feel free to talk to your supervisor at any time if you’d like to know how you’re doing.


Make plans for retirement

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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:


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Information for managers


Ask questions or get more information: Onboarding.Support@gov.bc.ca