Background: I have recently graduated in Germany with a PhD in political science and decided to move to Montréal for 10 months or so, to work and travel in and around the region. (I have a one-year open work permit under the Candian working holiday program.) My English is alright, but my French is quite rusty.
Right now, I need to find a temporary or part-time job to cover my expenses. While I am not picky about which type of work I will be doing, I would love to work in a café or bar. So far, my first couple of attempts (basically walking in with a CV) were not successful.
Question: Are there are any places that frequently hire work-and-travelers in the Montréal region, in particular places that do not require great French skills?