Vancouver police are hunting a high-risk Nunavut convict Saturday, less than two days after his release from a 10-year prison sentence.  

Mosesee Nowdluk, 48, failed to return to his Vancouver halfway house for his curfew Friday after being released on a long-term supervision order. He's considered high-risk and unlawfully at large. The six-time federal offender served time in prison for assault, breaking and entering and arson. 

His disappearance has launched a Canada-wide search. 

Nowdluk is described as Aboriginal, 5 feet 6 inches tall and 176 pounds, with tattoos of a teardrop on his cheek, two roses on his right forearm, a bird on the left forearm and a star on his chest. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, brown t-shirt, blue jeans and black runners with red laces.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 and police are asking those reporting possible sightings not to approach Nowdluk.