Canadians can now identify as gender “X” on their passports

Equality and respect for people of all diversities, regardless of identity

Ottawa, June 4, 2019 - Canadian citizens and residents deserve to be respected and have the opportunity to live according to their own identity. As of today, individuals who do not identify exclusively as female or male can have an “X” printed on their passport, travel document, citizenship certificate or permanent resident card.

Those who would like to replace their current documents with gender “X” can do so with no fee until June 4, 2020.

To learn more, visit the following pages:

Canada is committed to ensuring the gender identity, diversity and inclusivity of Canadian citizens and residents are respected. Canada has continually improved consistency on how programs and services collect, use and display sex and gender information while fully respecting Canadians’ privacy and safety.

For more information on gender diversity in the Government:

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