Premier of British Columbia

first minister, head of government for the Canadian province of British Columbia

The Premier of British Columbia is the first minister, head of government, and de facto chief executive for the Canadian province of British Columbia. Until the early 1970s the title Prime Minister of British Columbia was often used.

Premier of British Columbia
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John Horgan

since July 18, 2017
Government of British Columbia
Office of the Premier
StyleThe Honourable
Member of
Reports toLegislative Assembly
AppointerLieutenant Governor of British Columbia
Term lengthAt Her Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderJohn Foster McCreight
FormationNovember 13, 1871
Salary$104,009.66 plus $93,608.69 (indemnity and allowances) [1]

The political party that wins the largest number of seats in a general election is usually invited by the lieutenant governor to form the government. Its leader becomes the head of the provincial government and is known as the premier.


  1. "MLA Remuneration and Expenses". Retrieved 3 April 2018.

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