TORONTO — The Canadian dollar was slightly higher mid-day Wednesday, amid strong U.S. jobs data.The loonie was up 0.05 of a cent from Monday’s close to 93.77 cents US after earlier hitting 94.12 cents US, its best level since December. Banks had been closed Tuesday for the Canada Day holiday.The loonie lost early momentum while the greenback advanced after U.S. payrolls firm ADP reported that the private sector created 281,000 jobs during June. That report came out two days before the release of the U.S. government’s employment report for June. The reading raised hopes that the government will show that the economy cranked out more than the 210,000 level that economists have forecast.The Bank of Canada and exporters are likely uncomfortableCanadian employment data for June will be released on July 11.The dollar has been steadily rising over recent weeks because of a number of factors.Oil prices have climbed amid rising geopolitical tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East. Also, higher than expected inflation figures have raised questions about whether the Bank of Canada might hike interest rates sooner than expected.The currency also found support this week in strong manufacturing data from China and the U.S. However, analysts think the rally in the loonie could be short lived.“We do not expect (the currency) to sustain these levels for long,” said Camilla Sutton, Chief FX Strategist, Managing Director Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets.“The Bank of Canada and exporters are likely uncomfortable as the economy is not strong enough to sustain these Canadian dollar levels.”Commodities were mixed with August crude on the New York Mercantile Exchange down 26 cents to US$105.08 a barrel. July copper gained six cents to US$3.26 a pound while August bullion was up $2.90 to US$1,329.50 an ounce.