RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass says police are using an aircraft to search for 38-year-old Randy Henricks.
The Saskatchewan man was wearing a yellow slicker coat, a white thermal undershirt and orange pants when he ran from his work crew just before noon on Friday.
Henricks has tattoos of a swastika and an iron cross on his right forearm.
Douglass says police do not believe the man has any family in the northern B.C. city.