Germany's DAX index gained 41 points, or 1.02%, to 4,048.6. In Paris, the CAC 40 index rose 41.29 points, or 1.1%, to 3,781.2.
Asian markets finished higher. In Japan, the Nikkei 225 index jumped 142.37, or 1.2%, to 11,958.32 on the heels of Friday's U.S. employment report. In Hong Kong, the market was closed in honor of the Ching Ming festival.
Canada's benchmark S&P/TSX rose 59.74 points, or 0.68%, to 8,858.49.