Canada first appeared in the FIVB World Grand Prix in 2003, but did not return to the competition until 11 years later, directly into Group 2. They finished 7th in the Group in 2014, 6th in 2015 and 7th again last year. Their best overall ranking remains their 11th place from 2003.
Canada have competed eight times at the FIVB World Championships – their best results 11th place in both 1974 and 1982. They have also taken part in three Olympic Games, finishing 8th in Montreal 1976 and Los Angeles 1984 and 9th in Atlanta 1996. They have won two silver and eight bronze medals at the NORCECA Championships, but have not made the podium since 1999. Canada also took bronze at the 1995 Pan American Games.