Back in July, it was announced that Canada would be getting in on the Netflix service and logistically, that meant Canadian Wii owners could be treated to the same sort of console streaming that their neighbours South of the border have been enjoying since April.

Netflix has today announced that its streaming service has launched outside of the United States for the very first time, and Canada has the honour of hosting the company's first international appearance. Users will be able to enjoy the catalogue of films and TV shows on their Wii consoles starting at $7.99 CDN a month. A one-month free trial is also available, so head over to the Web site for more information.

If you're not already a Netflix member, be sure to read our hands-on impressions of the U.S. service to see if a Netflix membership is for you or not.

Thanks to Edward Jamer for the heads-up.