Nunavut

Nunavut

Gender Marker

As of May 2021, it is still unclear how Nunavut will allow Two Spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender nonconforming people to change their gender markers. We will provide more updates as legislation evolves.  

Source: Nunavut Human Rights TribunalHuffpost – Nunavut Protects Transgender Rights in Unanimous Vote 

Human Rights

Gender identity and gender expression are protected under the Human Rights Act 

If you have been discriminated against due to your gender identity or gender expression in a way that is protected under this Act, you can contact the Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal Office, in Coral Harbour, to ask for information about filing a complaint and to get a Notification form to start a claim. A Nunavut Human Rights Tribunal Human Rights Officer is available to help at 1-866-413-6478 toll free. 

Source:  Nunavut Human Rights TribunalHuffpost – Nunavut Protects Transgender Rights in Unanimous Vote. 

Name Change

You will need to submit different documents to change your name depending on your age. The fee for this change is $10.   

For all ages, you must meet the following requirements:  

  • Provide a copy of your birth certificate and/or your baptismal certificate  
  • Provide two pieces of certified ID (accepted ID includes Health Care Card, SIN card, Driver’s License, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) enrollment Card, and more)    

For adults (age 19 or older, or under if you are married or in a common-law relationship), follow the following steps:  

  1. Fill out the following form   
  2. If you are married and have not lived separately from your spouse for the past year, get consent from your spouse or give them notice of the change. If you can’t get consent, explain why. 
  3. Sign the application in front of a Commissioner for Oaths or a Notary Public  
  4. Submit the application and supporting documents to the Nunavut Court of Justice   

For youth (age 18 or under), follow the following steps:  

  1. Have a parent or guardian fill out the following form    
  2. Get consent from any other parents or guardians, and any step-parents 
  3. If you are over 12, sign your own consent form for the change  
  4. Have your parent or guardian sign the application in front of a Commissioner for Oaths or a Notary Public 
  5. Submit the application and supporting documents to the Nunavut Court of Justice     

Sources: Nunavut Courts – Change of NameNunavut Change of Name Act