Futures for Canada's main stock index slipped on Thursday as oil prices retreated from seven-month highs on signs of growing supplies.
The TSX managed gains of 38.82 points to close Wednesday’s session at 17,313.07.
The Canadian dollar dipped 0.02 cents Thursday at 76.88 cents U.S.
December futures settled 0.2% Thursday.
National Bank of Canada raised the target price on BRP to $88.00 from $85.00
Scotiabank raised the price target on Rogers Sugar to $5.50 from $5.00
In economic circles, Statistics Canada reported In September, the number of employees receiving pay or benefits from their employer—measured in the SEPH as payroll employment—rose by 337,500, or 2.2%.
The agency said the followed an increase of roughly 1.8 million payroll jobs from June to August, and brought the total payroll employment change since February to a decline of 1.2 million, or 7.3%.
Overseas, in Japan, the Nikkei 225 gained 0.9% Thursday, while in Hong Kong, the Hang Seng index picked up 0.6%
Oil prices docked 74 cents to $44.97 U.S. a barrel.
Gold prices gained $5.80 to $1,817.00 U.S.
The TSX Venture Exchange added 11.35 points to finish Wednesday at 746.30.
Markets in the U.S. are closed for Thanksgiving, followed Friday by an abbreviated session.