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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher on strong employment data, commodity gains

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose on Friday after better-than-expected employment data underscored a consistent economic recovery from the coronavirus, while elevated oil and metal prices also helped.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 59.4 points, or 0.36%, at 16,593.94.

Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel

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