Chapter 8 : Probation



The probation period for postdoctoral fellows shall be a maximum of four (4) months for an initial placement and a maximum of two (2) months for any subsequent placement with a new researcher in charge.


During the probation period, the postdoctoral fellow’s work as a whole shall be subject to an evaluation using the form that appears in Annex F.

If the researcher in charge has not evaluated a postdoctoral fellow by the end of the probation period, the probation period shall be considered successful.


The Employer may terminate the employment if the probation period is not successful. A postdoctoral fellow may not contest the Employer’s decision by way of a grievance.

The lead researcher shall notify the postdoctoral fellow in writing at least two (2) weeks before the actual termination date of the employment stating the reason. A copy of this notice shall be forwarded to the Union.

If such notice is not given or is not given within the prescribed time, the Employer shall provide the postdoctoral fellow with pay in lieu of notice equivalent to her or his normal pay for a period equal to that of the duration or the remaining duration of the notice period.