Question: What is the legal age of dating in Canada?

The legal age of consent in Canada is 16 years old. Exceptions: Persons under 16 years can have consensual sex with someone close in age.

When can you date a 16 year old Canada?

Canadas age of consent In some cases, the age of consent is higher (for example, when there is a relationship of trust, authority or dependency). In other words, a person must be at least 16 years old to be able to legally agree to sexual activity.

Can a 40 year old date a 17 year old in Canada?

There is nothing that prohibits someone in Canada from “dating” a minor, sixteen years of age and younger, so long as the date does not involve sexual activity. All sexual activity without consent, regardless of age, is a criminal offence.

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