1. Make sure you understand the terms of your probation
Question & AnswerWhat does it mean to be hired on probation?
If you are offered a job with a probation period, make sure you understand:
- your basic legal rights at work
- how long the period of probation will last
Use the Ministry of Labour’s online tool called Industries and Jobs with Exemptions or Special Rules to find out if your job is covered by the ESA and which parts of the ESA apply.
You can also call the Ministry’s Employment Standards Information Centre at 1-800-531-5551, 416-326-7160, or 1-866-567-8893 (TTY).