Canada defeated the United States 13-11 in Toronto on Saturday to secure a 42-20 aggregate victory over their North American rivals and confirm their place in Group D at the 2015 World Cup.
Canada will now join Ireland, France, Italy and another European qualifier in a group that should give Ireland every chance of securing a good seeding for the quarter- finals.
Tries from James Pritchard and Jason Marshall helped Canada on their way to victory at BMO field.
Canadian captain Aaron Carpenter believes he win and subsequent qualification will help boost the profile of the sport in Canada.
“It caps an incredible year with more Test matches and Pacific Nations Cup inclusion. I am sure it will boost rugby interest here. I am really proud of the guys.”
Ireland will now face Canada in their opening match of the 2015 campaign in Cardiff on 15 September 2015, the only venue outside England.