Hiral Patel scored 45 and Navneet Dhaliwal was 39 not out as Canada collected 132 runs at the expense of nine wickets in its 20 overs.
The Emirates (1-3-0) reached their victory target with five balls to spare, scoring 136 for five. Mohammad Shahzad led the way with an innings of 56.
The top six sides in the 14-team tournament will join the ICC's 10 full members for the ICC World Twenty20 India 2016, which runs March 11 to April 3.
Canada is in Group B with Afghanistan, United Arab Emirates, Netherlands, Oman, Scotland and Kenya.
Canada's next game is Thursday against host Scotland (2-2-0).Suggest a correction