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.
Can a 16 year old legally date a 15 year old?
In New South Wales, the age of consent is fixed by law at 16 for both heterosexual and homosexual sex. It is important to understand that it is not a crime for children under 16 to have sex! The law criminalises people who have sex with under-16-year-olds.
What is the oldest a 15 year old can date in Canada?
Youth 14 or 15 years of age can consent to nonexploitative sexual activity when the age difference is no more than five 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 a 16 year old date any age 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.
Is a 15 year old dating a 18 legal 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).
Is a 15 year old dating an 18 year old bad?
Our advice to any adult, including someone who is 18, who seeks to date a fifteen-year-old is simple: do not. Wait until she is 18. It is simply far too dangerous. “Dating” can certainly imply sexual contact, which is illegal between a fifteen-year-old and an eighteen-year-old.