Gender on Driver’s Licences

​Ontario is changing the way it collects and displays information about a person’s gender on their public-facing government forms and products.

Driver’s licences

In early 2017, Ontario drivers will have the option of having an X in the gender field of their driver’s licence. Ontario driver’s licences with M, F or X in the gender field will all be valid and may be used as identification to the same extent as they are currently.

Other government forms and products

Later this summer, Ontario will announce the beginning of consultations with the public and stakeholders on a range of issues about how ministries collect, use and display gender information on public-facing forms and products.

After considering all the feedback, the government will develop a policy that applies to all ministries and announce it in the fall.

Further information regarding this announcement is available at Ontario Boosts Gender Inclusivity with Changes to Official Documents [New Window].