The figure refers to the difference in the value of Canada's assets compared with its international liabilities.
The agency attributed the rise to continued foreign investment into Canada's economy as well as the appreciation of the loonie against most major currencies.
The country's international liabilities rose by $5.2 billion to $1.835 trillion in the quarter, while the value of its international assets declined by $10.5 billion to $1.605 trillion.
Direct foreign investment in Canada was up $12.3 billion in the first quarter to $619.7 billion, driven by mergers and acquisitions.
Canadian direct investment abroad edged up to $686.0 billion and Canada's net debt position on securities increased to $412.2 billion in the first quarter.