StatsCan said the 6.3% increase in transportation costs was the main contributor to the higher rate.
Bank of Canada says it will stop using its current preferred measure of core inflation.
Downward forces on oil and gas countered higher prices for shelter and food.
Ontario posts the largest consumer price increase, up 1.6% from 2014.
Inflation above 2% erodes purchasing power, while when it’s below 2% it depresses consumer demand.