Class G1 - Volunteer Permit

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From: Denise

Dear Ministry of Internal Affairs,

I'm writing to inquire if there are any academic restrictions placed on 'qualification' requirements for volunteers applying for the Class G1 permit. Specifically, is there any education requirement requirements for volunteers? i.e. volunteers are required to have a post-graduate degree. Or volunteers are required to have at least a high school education?

Would an international undergraduate student be eligible to apply for a Class G1 volunteer permit for a 3 month internship (un-paid) placement with a local NGO? They would be using the volunteer placement as an opportunity to gain experience during their summer term break and would go back to complete the undergraduate degree at the end of their volunteer placement.

Many thanks for your explanation.

Yours faithfully,


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