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Analysts at TD Securities note that Canada’s job growth surprised to the upside in June at 32k though a softer pace of wage growth and higher unemployment rate took some shine off the headline print, while the international trade deficit was wider than expected in May at -$2.8bn on stronger imports.

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“Overall, we view this data as mixed for policymakers. BoC officials are more focused on wage growth than headline unemployment and solid imports will provide a tailwind to investment.”

“Furthermore, we continue to track Q2 GDP at 2.4% which leaves a low bar for the BoC to hike next week.”

“We now think it is an opportune time to begin scaling into short CAD exposure. Holding 1.3100/50 in USDCAD suggests that the bottom may be in.”