An active passport is a necessity for relocating (temporarily or otherwise) to anywhere else in the world, including Canada, so it is a very good idea to have one current and matching your other forms of identification.

You can begin the application process here.

It is possible, though expensive, to get a passport in just a few weeks. Those in the process of a gender designation change may be issued a two-year limited validity passport which can later be replaced with a full passport.