New skipper Aaron Carpenter scored the winning try and fullback James Pritchard kicked in 13 points as Canada beat the United States 28-25.
London Scottish have signed Canadian World Cup star Adam Kleeberger from the British Columbia Bears until the end of the season.
The All Blacks were their usual ruthless self running in 12 tries as they hammered the brave Canadians 79-15 in Pool A of the World Cup in Wellington.
Rating their own performances against vastly different benchmarks will be the game within the game when Canada meet New Zealand in the final Rugby World Cup 2011 Pool A match in Wellington on Sunday.
Goalkicking fullback James Pritchard will miss Canada's final World Cup Pool A match against unbeaten group leaders New Zealand in Wellington on Sunday.
Canada coach Kieran Crowley has said that a round or two of drinks were in order for his team in order to get over the "anti-climax" of their draw with Japan before they turn their attention to the All Blacks.
Japan's hopes of breaking their 20-year World Cup winless streak were ruined as a last-minute penalty by Canada's flyhalf Ander Monro left the two sides drawn at 23-23 in their Pool A match.
For their third 2011 Rugby World Cup match Canadian coach Kieran Crowley has made his first changes to his team - one in the starting XV and one on the bench - for the Canucks' Pool A match against Japan on Tuesday.
It seems quite appropriate that two of the so-called 'lesser teams' in Pool A of the 2011 World Cup will meet in Napier on Tuesday when Japan's Brave Blossoms tackle Canada.
A Vincent Clerc hat-trick inspired France to an otherwise messy 46-19 World Cup Pool A victory over a determined Canada side in Hamilton on Sunday.