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.
Can a 23 year old 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 16 year old be with a 21 year old in 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.