The Premier of Manitoba is the first minister for the Canadianprovince of Manitoba. He or she is the province's head of government and de facto chief executive. The Premier receives his commission to form a government from the Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba, who represents the Queen at the provincial level.
The role of the Premier is similar to that of state governors in the United States. After being sworn in, the Premier appoints a provincial cabinet. The Premier also represents the province on a national level, and has talks with other Premiers and the Prime Minister once a year.