Apple will launch iTunes Music Store in Canada within days, the company has confirmed.

Canada's Globe and Mail spoke with Apple to get the confirmation. The company said it would launch its store in Canada in October, and Apple spokesman, Natalie Kerris, this week said the plans remained on track.

“It's still November; we'll launch in November," she confirmed.

Apple's discussions with local recording and publishing rights organisations are described as "close to agreement" in the report.