Hall and Gleeson sat fourth after the first two runs, but they were then put under pressure when the Chris Spring and Neville Wright team when ahead after the third run.
However a fine final run saw them draw level and they ended up tying with the Spring team with an overall time of 3:25.68.
Daring Dukurs is whistling a happy tune
Coming into the World Championships, Hall and Gleeson were looking to try and produce a performance that would perhaps go some way to alleviate their funding issues.
The pair have already been informed that as things stand they will have no funding for the run-up to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
The two-man world title was taken by Francesco Friedrich for the fifth successive time while local hero Justin Kripps secured silver in front of the home fans.
Elsewhere at Whistler, Mica McNeill and Montell Douglas currently sit in 13th after the first two runs of their two-woman competition, they ride again later on Sunday.
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