Change Sex Designation

​​You can request a change of sex designation on your Saskatchewan birth registration, which will also change your Birth Certificate, without needing to provide proof to eHealth Saskatchewan that you have undergone gender reassignment surgery. If you are a Saskatchewan resident, you may also request an update to your sex designation on your Saskatchewan Health Card and Saskatchewan Driver's Licence. 

To request a change of sex designation you must be 18 years of age, or older, and born in Saskatchewan.

You will need to provide eHealth Saskatchewan with the following:

1. A completed statutory declaration that is signed before a Commissioner for Oaths or Notary Public that includes:

  • Your name as it currently appears on your birth registration
  • Your date of birth
  • Your mailing address, telephone number and email address (if available)
  • The change to the sex designation being requested
  • A statement that you have assumed, identify with, and intend to maintain the gender identity that corresponds with the requested designation of sex change

2. A letter from a physician or a psychologist, who is registered as a member of a College within Saskatchewan (e.g. College of Physicians and Surgeons of Saskatchewan or Saskatchewan College of Psychologists) and is licensed to practice within Saskatchewan, or who is registered as a member of a College within another Canadian jurisdiction and is licensed to practice within that jurisdiction, which sets out:

  • Your name and date of birth
  • The name, address, telephone number and other contact information for the physician or psychologist
  • That the physician or psychologist is a practicing member in good standing in a Canadian jurisdiction and includes his/her license number
  • That the physician or psychologist has treated or evaluated you
  • That in the physician's or psychologist's opinion, you identify with and maintain the gender identity that corresponds with the requested amendment to the sex designation on the birth registration
  • That the physician or psychologist is of the opinion that the change of sex designation on the birth registration is appropriate

If you reside outside Canada and are unable to provide a letter from a physician or a psychologist in Canada, eHealth Saskatchewan may be able to accept supporting documentation from a physician or psychologist outside of Canada. The physician or psychologist must provide proof that they are licensed to practice in another jurisdiction and are in good standing within that jurisdiction. We will address such applications on a case-by-case basis.

3. The fee to change a birth registration, which is $20.00.

4. The fee for a Long Form Birth Certificate, which is $40​​.00 or a Short Form Birth Certificate, which is $35.00.

If the criteria is met, eHealth Saskatchewan will amend your birth registration, and a new Birth Certificate, with the changed sex designation, will be issued to you.

You will need to return any previously-issued Birth Certificates or Certified Copies of your birth registration to us.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Vital Statistics Registrar at vsregistrar@ehealthsask.ca.