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A common-law union occurs when two people live together in a conjugal relationship, generally for at least a year (or more depending on the province they reside in).
Common-law couples in Canada have many of the same legal, parental and financial rights and obligations as married couples.
In 1950, the average age for first marriage for men was 28.5 years and for women was 25.9 years.
This was higher than the 1960s and 1970s, when people married at younger ages — for example, in 1972 the average age was 23.0 years for women and 25.4 years for men.
The baby-boom period (1946 to 1965) was a time when couples married relatively young and by current standards had large families.
Under the , and spouses living in such unions have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples regardless of the number of years the couple has lived together.
At the beginning of the 21st century, 76 per cent of marriage ceremonies were religious.
In 2000, the census indicated a slight rise in the marriage rate, five for every 1,000 people, which was attributed to couples choosing to marry at the start of the new millennium.
Common law unions fall under provincial jurisdiction, and are treated differently in different provinces.
In British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador, for example, couples must live together in a conjugal relationship for two years before they have the same rights and responsibilities as married couples.