THE Canadian side is on a mission to try and topple Fiji for the second time this season at the Hong Kong 7s.
In Hong Kong, Canada face matches with the hosts, Fiji and Spain, a side that also qualified as a core team at last year's Hong Kong Sevens alongside Canada and also Portugal.
"It is going to be a difficult tournament," said coach Geraint John.
"Fiji are an extremely good side with exceptional players while Spain play excellent Sevens and are very well coached.
"Then there is Hong Kong who are coached by a very close friend of mine (David Rees) who I have great respect for and admire. They were very unlucky not to get through as a core team last year and are preparing very well and they will want to do well in front of their home ground."
After winning the core team qualifier last year, the side competed in all five rounds of the season and stands on 10th in the overall standings with 39 points.
The side is hoping to avoid the lowest ranked three of 15 core teams to avoid playing the core team qualifiers in London later this year.
"We must be happy so far. If we were told at the beginning of the season that we would have made two Plate finals (winning one) and also winning a Bowl before Hong Kong then we would have jumped at it.
"It will be nice to go to Hong Kong this year and to be able to play in the top tournament."