The Canadian dollar advanced against its most major counterparts in the European session on Monday amid higher oil prices, as stronger-than-expected U.S. jobs data allayed concerns about an imminent recession.

Crude for June delivery rose $1.38 to 72.72 per barrel.

Strong jobs data renewed hopes that the U.S. economy could achieve a "soft landing" and avoid a deep recession.

Investors awaited the release of key U.S. inflation data later this week that could influence the Fed's monetary policy path.

Strong CPI data is likely to push back hopes for a rate cut further into the future.

The loonie rose to a 3-week high of 1.3348 against the greenback and a 6-day high of 101.17 against the yen, from early lows of 1.3387 and 100.67, respectively. The loonie is seen finding resistance around 1.31 against the greenback and 103.00 against the yen.

Against the euro, the loonie edged up to 1.4734 from an early low of 1.4766. Next key resistance for the currency is seen around the 1.45 level.

In contrast, the loonie dropped to 0.9067 against the aussie, from an early 6-day high of 0.9020. The loonie is likely to challenge support around the 0.92 region.

Looking ahead, U.S. wholesale inventories for March are slated for release in the New York session.

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