This post will show you step-by-step on how to create an Express Entry profile with the help of a dummy application.
It is important to note that you have only 60 days to complete your application once you initiate the process, so it is better to create the profile once you have your ECA done and IELTS results out.
Creating an account
The first step is to sign up for an Express Entry profile. If you are applying for Canadian Residency outside of Canada, you would need to apply for GCKey.
Sign up for GCKey: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/application/account.html
Click on Continue with GC key
Click on Sign Up
Once you are done with the above steps, follow through the next few steps: Accept Terms and Conditions of Use, set up username and password, recovery questions and answers.