Question: What age can you date someone over 18 in Canada?

Canadas age of consent The age of consent to sexual activity is 16 years. 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 20 year old date a 18 year old in Canada?

For exploitative sexual activity (prostitution or pornography, or where there is a relationship of trust, authority or dependency), the age of consent is 18 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 an 18 year old date a 16 year old 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. So, for example, a 14 year old can have sex with someone up to 18 years old (as long as the age gap is less than 5 years).

Can a 21 year old date a 16 year old in Canada?

You can be charged with a sexual offence for sexual activity with a minor under 16 years of age. 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.

It is now illegal for adults in Canada to have sex with a partner under the age of 16, one of the new provisions of the Tories violent crime law that came into effect on Thursday. But the law includes a close-in-age exception, meaning 14- and 15-year-olds can have sex with someone who is less than five years older.

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