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Are you thinking that this is because you are from Syria?
Then for sure this is unlawful as it is a clear case of discrimination if you were being asked these questions merely because your country of origin is Syria. You are living in Canada and in fact you are physician so are more highly educated than these ignorant people who are questioning you.
I am not aware of any law that says you have to answer those questions.
The only law I know of that would somehow relate to what happened is that you have to answer questions if you are making large cash deposits. But clearly that has nothing to do with your issue and so I think it's a case of discrimination and that you should file a complaint either with the human rights commission or you should take this to the central office of the bank, and when that doesn't work and I'm sure it won't, you would then go to the bank's inhouse ombudsman, and then when that doesn't work because I'm sure it won't you, you can go to the external bank ombudsman that works for the government and who may be able to get this resolved.
I'm actually saddened and actually sickened because this happened to you. It is outrageous.