SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Canadian stocks rallied Friday after the U.S. jobs data beat expectations, with the S&P/TSX composite index jumping 167 points, or 1.44%, to 11,672. A 2.2% rise in metals and mining stocks , 1.7% gain in information technology equities XX:TORGC194 +0.97% , and 1.5% increase among shares of industrial stocks XX:TORGC193 -0.25% helped push the market higher. Commodity companies making the greatest headway included Ivanhoe Mines Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/207656050/delayed CA:IVN 0.00% tacking on 4.6%, Inmet Mining Corp. adding 4.3%, and Imperial Oil /zigman2/quotes/203145852/delayed CA:IMO -1.10% up 3.4%. Buoying the technology sector, shares of Open Text Corp. rose 3.8%, while class B shares of CGI Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209028480/delayed CA:GIB.A +1.21% added 2.3%. Meanwhile, the Canadian currency traded higher /zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled USDCAD -0.2535% , with one U.S. dollar buying $0.9991 vs. $1.0072 Thursday.