Canada’s consumer price index climbed 1.7 per cent in April compared with a year earlier.
The result matched the expectations of economists, and compared with a 1.3 per cent jump for March.
The higher inflation rate reflected a smaller impact from a drop in gasoline, natural gas and fuel oil prices.
Prices were up in seven of the eight major components compared with a year ago.
The clothing and footwear group was the only one to see a drop compared with last year.