The Canadian dollar appreciated vis-à-vis the U.S. dollar today as the greenback tested bids around the C$ 0.9865 level and was capped around the C$ 0.9985 level. The pair reached its lowest level since 4 January. Data released in Canada today saw the number of employees in Canada increase 0.1% in December as the economy added 13,900 new jobs. Also, employees’ average weekly earnings were up 3.1% y/y. U.S. dollar offers are cited around the C$ 0.9990 level.