What's your visa office?I got the following reply in which giving extension was mentioned from the point of view of those who may take time to complete next step of their ongoing process like medical and passport submission. Please read the reply below:
Thank you for contacting Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).
The resumption of services at the Visa Application Centres, or travel restrictions are subject to authorization from local government authorities.
In the meantime, individuals who have applied for a visitor visa, a work permit, a study permit or for permanent residence, but cannot complete the next steps in the process on time due to coronavirus (COVID‑19) situation in your country of residence, your application will not have their application refused solely on the basis of not completing these requests. More time (extensions) will automatically be provided to applicants in these situations.
Please see the additional special measures implemented here: https://www.canada.ca/en/immigration-refugees-citizenship/services/coronavirus-special-measures.html
Examples of the next steps include:
· submitting passport or supporting documents, such as a police certificate
· completing an immigration medical examination
· submitting biometrics
Extensions are automatic, please do not write to the visa office to request an extension or to request confirmation. We have insufficient resources available at the present time to respond to this type of inquiry. We will not send you an updated request letter.
Please monitor the special measures link above and once it is possible to complete these requests, applicants are encouraged to do so as soon as possible to avoid further delays.