Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island

Gender Marker

You will need to submit different documents to change your gender marker depending on your age. The fee for this change is $25, plus a fee of $25-35 to receive a new birth certificate. You will be allowed to change your gender marker even if you have not or do not plan on undergoing any gender affirmation surgery. You can change your gender marker to F, M, or X.   

For all ages, you must meet the following requirements:  

  • Have been born in PEI and resided in PEI for at least three months before applying 

For adults (age 18 or over), follow the following steps:  

  1. Complete the form, found here 
  2. Write a statement confirming your gender identity (found on the form), signed in front of a Commissioner of Oaths or Notary Public (can be done at a Vital Statistics Office) 
  3. Provide a statement from a medical practitioner confirming your gender identity, found here or on the application form 
  4. Make a copy of your government issued photo ID 
  5. Make a copy of your provincial health card 
  6. Make a copy of your birth certificate(s) 
  7. Send all these documents to Vital Statistics along with the fee 

For youth (age 17 or under), follow the following steps:  

  1. Have your parent or legal guardian complete for form, found here 
  2. Provide written consent from any other parent or guardian(s)  
  3. If you are over the age of 12, write your consent to this application 
  4. Have your parent or guardian write a statement confirming your gender identity (information on how to do so can be found here) 
  5. Provide a statement from a medical practitioner confirming your gender identity, found here or on the application form 
  6. Make a copy of your and your parent or guardian’s government issued photo ID 
  7. Make a copy of your provincial health card 
  8. Make a copy of your birth certificate(s) 
  9. Submit these documents to Vital Statistics along with the fee  

Sources:   

PEI Justice and Public Safety – Change Of Sex Designation

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 file a complaint to the PEI Human Rights Commission.  

Source:  Prince Edward Island Human Rights Act; Prince Edward Island Human Rights Commission; PEI Human Rights Commission – Grounds of Discrimination Protected. 

Name Change

You will need to submit different documents to change your name depending on your age. The fee for this change is $185. 

For all ages, you must meet the following requirements:  

  • Have been residing in PEI for at least three months before applying   

For adults (age 18 or older), follow the following steps:  

  1. Complete an application form   
  2. Provide proof of PEI residency    
  3. Provide all previously issued birth certificates, marriage certificates, and change-of-name certificates from another province, territory, state, or country   
  4. Submit your documents to the Vital Statistics Office 

For youth (age 17 or under), follow the following steps:  

  1. Have a parent or guardian fill out an application form   
  2. Provide proof of custody and proof of your parent/guardian’s relationship with you   
  3. Provide the written consent of all other parents or guardians   
  4. If you were born outside of PEI, provide a detailed birth certificate that has your parent/guardian’s information  
  5. Provide proof of PEI residency 
  6. Provide all previously issued birth certificates, marriage certificates, and change-of-name certificates from another province, territory, state, or country   
  7. Submit your application to the Vital Statistics Office 

It may take up to three months to receive your change of name certificate. All registered name changes are published in the Royal Gazette, provided to the RCMP and other police services, and provided to other authorities as needed.  


Source:  PEI Justice and Public Safety – Change Your Name Legally