Flag of the Governor of Gibraltar, 1982–Present
First page of the proclamation of the 1947 Letters Patent as published in the Canada Gazette
Vincent Massey (left foreground), was the first Canadian-born person appointed as viceroy since Confederation.
Michaëlle Jean reciting the oaths of office as administered by Puisne Justice Michel Bastarache, 27 September 2005
Governor General Adrienne Clarkson (right) meets with Russian president Vladimir Putin (left) in the governor general's study of Rideau Hall, 18 December 2000
The Lord Tweedsmuir gives the Throne Speech at the opening of the third session of the 18th Canadian Parliament, 27 January 1938
Governor General David Johnston greeting a crowd during Canada Day celebrations in Ottawa, July 2016.
Michaëlle Jean wearing the insignia of the Order of Canada and Order of Military Merit along with the Canadian Forces Decoration
The present flag of the governor general was adopted in 1981.
Statue of Louis de Buade de Frontenac, the third and sixth governor general of New France at the Quebec Parliament Building.
Political organization of the Province of Canada, after the introduction of responsible government under the Union Act, 1848.
Prince Arthur inspects members of the Canadian Expeditionary Force at Valcartier Camp as the governor general of Canada in 1914.
Marquess of Willingdon (left) during an official visit to Washington, D.C. as the governor general of Canada.
Lord Byng, the 12th governor general of Canada. His role during the King–Byng affair served as a catalyst for change over the role of the governor general in the British Empire.
Georges Vanier, the 19th governor general of Canada. The convention of alternating between anglophone and francophones began with Vanier's appointment.
Jeanne Sauvé (left), Canada's first female governor general
Governor General Adrienne Clarkson (right) toasts Russian president Vladimir Putin in the ballroom of Rideau Hall, 18 December 2000
As the representative of Canada's head of state, the governor general, Michaëlle Jean, welcomes US President Barack Obama to Canada, 19 February 2009

As governor is the noun in the title, it is pluralized thus, governors general, rather than governor generals.

- Governor General of Canada

The federal governor is the Governor General of Canada, and the governor of each province is the Lieutenant Governor.

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The first lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan (1905–1910), Amédée E. Forget

Lieutenant Governor (Canada)

Viceregal representative in a provincial jurisdiction of the.

Viceregal representative in a provincial jurisdiction of the.

The first lieutenant governor of Saskatchewan (1905–1910), Amédée E. Forget
A meeting of Canada's lieutenant governors in September 1925; standing, from left to right: Henry William Newlands (Saskatchewan), Walter Cameron Nichol (British Columbia), Frank Richard Heartz (Prince Edward Island), James Albert Manning Aikins (Manitoba); seated, left to right: James Robson Douglas (Nova Scotia), Narcisse Pérodeau (Quebec), Henry Cockshutt (Ontario), and William Frederick Todd (New Brunswick); (missing: Robert Brett (Alberta)
Lieutenant Governor's Commission of Appointment, 1925. Appointing James Robson Douglas as lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia.
Lieutenant Governor's Commission of Appointment, 2006. Appointing Mayann E. Francis as lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia.
George Stanley (left), designer of the Canadian national flag and lieutenant governor of New Brunswick from 1981 to 1987, with his wife, Ruth
Albert Edward Matthews, lieutenant governor of Ontario, whom Mitchell Hepburn avoided completely throughout the latter's service as premier
Canada's governor general, lieutenant governors, Territorial commissioners and their private secretaries, 2016.
Lieutenant Governor of Quebec Pierre Duchesne receives the viceregal salute at Remembrance Day ceremonies in 2010
Lieutenant Governor's Recognition Badge
Ray Lawson, lieutenant governor of Ontario from 1946 to 1952, wearing second-class court uniform

On the advice of his or her prime minister, the Governor General of Canada appoints the lieutenant governors to carry out most of the monarch's constitutional and ceremonial duties for an unfixed period of time —known as serving at Her Excellency's pleasure—though five years is the normal convention.

Also, as governor is the main noun in the title, it is the word that is pluralized; thus, it is lieutenant governors, rather than lieutenants governor.