SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The Canadian stock market made headway Friday after ending the previous session at a loss. The composite index was up 0.39%, or 45 points, to 11,511, buoyed by a 1.6% rise in metals mining stocks , followed by a 0.7% rise in the information technology sector XX:TORGC194 +0.97% . Class B shares of Transat were down 4.5% after the company reported second-quarter losses and lowered its target price by C$3.15 to C$3.85. Also making notable moves were Ivanhoe Mines /zigman2/quotes/207656050/delayed CA:IVN -0.17% , sliding 6.7%, and on the upside, shares of Taseko Mines /zigman2/quotes/201869930/delayed CA:TKO +2.48% climbed 6%. The Canadian dollar fell 0.02%, with the U.S. dollar buying C$1.0233 vs. C$1.0228 Thursday.