There is no such charge whatsoever to put forward a profile for Express Entry. However, to be able to apply to the pool, the candidate must provide key information related to educational credentials, IELTS tests etc. In the case of married applicants, such expenses must be incurred for both the spouses, especially if the application is being filed with an accompanying spouse. Also, once the candidate is chosen from the pool and invited to apply for Permanent Residence Visa, he is required to pay the required application fee, RRPF, medical costs and any other related incidental expenses.The candidate should lodge a personal resume in the Canada job Bank making mentioning this personal reference number. This opens up the profile for review by Canadian Employers, federal agencies and provincial governments.