Barack Obama is to address Parliament during an upcoming visit to Canada that will coincide with a North American summit meeting during the summer.
He made the announcement during a joint news conference, held following a meeting between the U.S president and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who is in the middle of a three day visit to the American capital.
The address will come as part of the Three Amigos summit, which will see Obama, Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meet, however no date has yet been set.
The two heads of state also discussed plans for deals to co-operate on climate change, the Arctic and the border during the brief meeting in the White House’s Oval Office.
Earlier, Trudeau and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau were greeted on the south lawn of the White House by President Obama and his wife Michelle.
They were also greeted by senior administration officials, before a 19 gun salute rang out and a band played both national anthems.
The day will end with a State dinner in the White House’s East Room, the first such dinner for a Canadian leader since 1997.