Question: Is it legal to date a 16 year old in Canada?

The age of consent in Canada is 16 years. This is the age that criminal law recognizes the legal capacity of a young person to consent to sexual activity. Generally, it is legal to have sexual contact with someone who is 16 years or older if they agree to have sex with you.

Can a 30 year old date a 16-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. As of 2008 the age of consent for sexual activity is 16 years. All sexual activity without consent, regardless of age, is a criminal offence.

What is the oldest a 16-year-old can date in Canada?

In Canada that age is 16 years old. This means that as long as someone is 16 years old and the sexual activity is consensual, there is no criminal liability. Sexual contact with anyone under this age may be criminal, subject to a few exceptions.

With the recent change to the criminal code of Canada, the age of consent for nonexploitative sexual activity is now 16 years. For example, a 15-year-old can consent to having sexual intercourse with a 20-year-old, but not with a 21-year-old.

Can you legally date a 16-year-old?

While in many circumstances it is perfectly legal for an adult to have consensual sexual contact or intercourse with a 16-year-old, there are some circumstances where it is not. Most often, it comes down to the nature of the relationship between the two individuals.

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