To be recognized as a CCNA-affiliated trainee, an individual must be:

    1. A graduate student (Master’s or PhD) registered full-time or part-time in a Canadian post-secondary institution and working under the supervision of a CCNA investigator member.
    2. A postdoctoral researcher* (also known as a Scholar or Fellow) associated with a Canadian post-secondary institution, either registered as a student or holding an appointment as an employee, and is being mentored by a CCNA investigator member.

* A postdoctoral researcher is an individual holding a recently completed research doctoral degree (or medical professional equivalent) in a temporary period of mentored research or scholarly training.