Can a 20 year old date a 16 year old Canada?
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.
How old do you have to be to date a 21-year-old 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. These exceptions only apply if the older person is not in a position of authority or trust and there is no exploitation or dependency.
Can a 19 year old date a 17 in Canada?
In Canada, youth under 12 years old cannot legally consent to sexual activity in any situation. A youth under 18 cannot legally consent to sexual activity with someone over 18 where there is a relationship of authority, trust, or dependency (for example, a coach, teacher, or family member).