Netflix Inc. has nearly doubled its level of Canadian members from the number it had a year ago, the company said Monday in its 2012 first quarter results. In August 2011, the company reported one million Canadian members. “Canada continues to be a strong market for Netflix,” the company said in a release Monday. “Member growth remained healthy in Q1, and we ended the quarter with nearly double the members we had a year ago.” For international streaming, which includes Canada, Latin America, the U.K. and Ireland, Netflix reported revenues of $43 million for the first quarter of 2012. That was up from $12 million in the first quarter of 2011. Netflix said the $43 million total is “up more than three times from a year ago, and in line with expectations.” Losses for the company's international streaming segment reached $103 million in 2012’s first quarter, up from an $11-million loss in the first quarter of 2011. “ loss of $103 million was better than anticipated due to slightly higher revenue combined with lower than expected content, subtitling and marketing expenses,” the release said. Globally, Netflix’s revenue reached $870 million in the first quarter of 2012, up 21 per cent from the same period a year earlier. Total subscriptions for Netflix’s international division were 3.1 million in the first quarter of the year, up from 2 million a year earlier. For international streaming, Netflix reported 1.2 million net subscription additions for the first quarter of 2012. Netflix said its “on-going investment in new content for Canada is driving increased engagement and hours viewed.” The company said it expects to gain a small profit from its operations in Canada in the second quarter of 2012 and remain profitable in the market going forward.