Question: Is it legal for a 16 year old to date a 13 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 13 year old can only have sex with a 14 or 15 year old, but NOT someone 16 years old or older.

Is it OK for a 13 and 16 year old to date?

The question as phrased, the answer is no. It is not legal. If the 16 year old engages in any sexual conduct with the 13 year old, they could face statutory rape charges and the parental consent assuming there was any would have no bearing

How old can a 13 year old date in Canada?

There is also a close in age exception for 12 and 13 year olds. A 12 or 13 year old can consent to sexual activity with a partner as long as the partner is less than two years older and there is no relationship of trust, authority or dependency or any other exploitation of the young person.

How much older can a 16 year old date 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.

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