A Scotland Yard spokesman said: "John Massey has this afternoon, Friday June 29, been arrested by detectives from the Metropolitan Police Service specialist crime and operations command.
"He has been taken into custody at a north London police station."
He was found following an intelligence-led operation, the spokesman said.
A second man was arrested on suspicion of aiding and abetting an absconder and was also taken into police custody.
The Prison Service is investigating how Massey managed to elude staff.
More top news
The Canadian government has settled thousands of refugees fleeing conflict in Syria.
The shadow chancellor will set out his plans for a government that protects its industries, on Monday.
It will stay drier and brighter for Scotland, Northern Ireland and eastern England for a large part of the day.