The greenback is appreciating further vs. its Canadian peer on Thursday, now lifting USD/CAD to the area of daily peaks around 1.3450. USD/CAD stronger on oil drop The now softer tone in crude oil prices are hurting the Canadian dollar and collaborating with the pair’s upside to the mid-1.3400s, or session highs. In the US data space, Initial Claims have come in at 274K during last week, missing expectations and taking the 4-Week average to 270K. Further data saw Non-farm Productivity contracting less than forecasted 2.2% in Q4, while Unit Labour Costs has expanded 3.3% QoQ during the same period. Next of relevance for the pair will be Factory Orders and ISM Non manufacturing for the month of February. USD/CAD significant levels As of writing the pair is advancing 0.12% at 1.3443 facing the next resistance at 1.3666 (100-day sma) followed by 1.3716 (20-day sma) and then 1.3861 (high Feb.24). On the flip side, a breakdown of 1.3383 (low Mar.1) would open the door to 1.3289 (200-day sma) and finally 1.3034 (low Nov.3 2015). For more information, read our latest forex news.