Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 33.76 points, or 0.51%, to 6,645.92.
European markets finished higher after spending most of Friday's session in negative territory. In London, the FTSE 100 index gained 81.90 points, or 1.93%, to 4,322.40.
In France, the CAC 40 was up 59.49 points, or 1.76%, to 3,447.94. And in Germany, the DAX Index added 81.60 points, or 2.22%, to 3,760.86.
In Asia, the markets finished higher on the heels of gains in the U.S. market Thursday. In Japan, the Nikkei gained 200.22 points, or 2.04%, to close at 9,999.79, led by exporter shares. In Hong Kong, the market added 51.82 points, or 0.52%, to 10,014.06.