Top GNWT Menu


Search Online Managers' Toolkit

Probationary periods are an opportunity to learn if you are suitable for the position to which you have been appointed. 

Your probationary period begins on the first day in your position and lasts: 

  • six months, if you are transferred or promoted to another position in the Public Service
  • six months if you are transferred or appointed to a position below Pay Range 13
  • one year if you are appointed to a position at or above Pay Range 13.
Employees are not required to serve additional probationary periods when appointed to a position which has the same duties as the previous position. 

Extension of a probationary period may be approved at the Superintendent/Director