The team had an insurmountable lead of 63 points after Gabrielle Daleman finished her ladies free dance and grabbed eight points for Canada.
Olympic Athlete from Russia Mikhail Kolyada, who won bronze at the European championships last month, fell on his opening jump, a quad Lutz, before tripling his quad toeloop, earning 173.57 points and finishing second in the long program.
Canadian figure skaters Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir have modified a risque element from their routine so their free program at the Olympics will be more family-friendly.
Canada's gold medal was set up by three-time world champion Patrick Chan earlier in the day.
With the heat turned all the way up, Virtue and Moir got a ideal score at the Canadian Skating Nationals in Vancouver.
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Canada has secured its first gold medal of the Pyeongchang Olympics. "Going into it, I was like a train, get on those tracks and get some speed", she said.
"I hadn't been that nervous in awhile", Chan said through a grin. "To nail it the way I did - and even out of the corner of my eye, I could see my team mates standing in excitement".
Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford skated pairs for Canada, while Kaetlyn Osmond was Canada's entry in the women's short dance (teams can make up to two substitutions). "Team Canada has such an incredible group of fearless, courageous, fun, inspiring athletes - and we'll be forever bonded thanks to the unique experiences we have the chance to share together".
Their score, about two points off their season's best, had Moir's brows furrowed in a frown in the kiss and cry, but the 30-year-old from Ilderton, Ont., said that's the bonus of giving their programs a test run in the team event before they go for individual gold next week.