Canada retail sales for December are due from Statistics Canada at 8:30 am ET Friday. Ahead of the data, the loonie traded mixed against its major counterparts. While the loonie dropped against the aussie, it rose against the rest of major rivals.

The loonie was worth 1.2613 against the dollar, 83.51 against the yen, 1.5297 against the euro and 0.9911 against the aussie at 8:25 am ET.