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Glossary  -> Age of majority / minor

Age of Majority by Province / Minor

A minor is a person who has not yet reached the age of majority.

The age of majority is the age at which a person is considered to be an adult legally, and in Canada it is normally determined by province of residence.  However, the age of 18 is the age of majority for the attribution rules relating to transfers or gifts to a related minor child, as per the federal Income Tax Act.

The age of majority is 18 in

bullet Alberta
bullet Manitoba
bullet Ontario
bullet Prince Edward Island
bullet Quebec
bullet Saskatchewan

The age of majority is 19 in

bullet British Columbia
bullet New Brunswick
bullet Newfoundland and Labrador
bullet Northwest Territories
bullet Nova Scotia
bullet Nunavut
bullet Yukon

 

Revised: March 29, 2016

 

 

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